13/01/15 Google Winners visit Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan

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Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan had three special visitors in December. Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge and Sophie Healy Thaw of Kinsale Community School came to visit. These girls have found fame since becoming the winners of the Google Science Fair in California. The Google Science Fair is a huge competition in which thousands of contestants from all around the world take part. They won a €30,000 scholarship from Google and a tour around the island of Galapagos.

The girls entered the competition with their own work, a study on using natural bacteria to grow more crops. They also won the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in 2013, and the European competition for young scientists.

The girls answered lots of questions and got in plenty of photographs with the pupils in Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan. It looks like they had a great day!