On Tuesday 11 June six of our Yr9 pupils attended the North West stage of the Scifest competition at the Magee campus of the University of Ulster. This was the culmination of science project work they had completed during the year. Emily Dougherty, Oisin O'Connell and Scott Hand brought a physics based Rollercoaster Study with them. Having constructed a K'Nex rollercoaster kit using funds donated by the Parent's Association they had the opportunity to investigate the energy changes and forces associated with movement along the rollercoaster. Having presented their work to two sets of judges they were awarded one of the top prizes within the technology category- well done to them! The three girls, Hanna Hunter, Casey Reid and Laura Hegarty also were commended on their presentation skills when faced with the judges for their project which investigated microalgae as a potential biofuel. All pupils said they have really enjoyed the experience and both groups will recieve Bronze Science Crest Awards for their efforts. We have a few of our photographs shown here but you can go to the gallery for further photographs of this event.