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Young Scientist Success for Mercy Secondary School Kilbeggan Transition Year Students

Five TY students from Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan, participated in this year’s Young Scientist Exhibition held at the RDS Dublin last week.

The two projects by the TY Students of Mercy Secondary Kilbeggan, were chosen from over 2,000 initial entries received from schools throughout Ireland in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category of the Young Scientist competition. The students’ coordinator for their projects was their Science teacher Mr. Edward Heery, who commended the work, effort and diligence shown by the girls in completing the projects. The girls won a ‘highly commended award’ for their project.

The first project carried out by, Katie Colton, Caoimhe Clarke-McMahon, Chloé Gannon, completed their project titled:

“Does participation in Transition Year enhance Psychological Wellbeing for participating students ? ”

The girls surveyed all TY students in September and December 2016 to see if there was any change in their self-efficacy. They also interviewed all current 5th year students who had completed TY last year. Their findings showed that the self-efficacy of the female students was indeed affected positively, whereas the self-efficacy of the male students didn’t sufficiently increase as to draw a conclusion on it.

The students intend to return to the young scientist exhibition next year with further in-depth studies and evaluation carried out over the course of this year.

The second project by students of Mercy Kilbeggan was carried out by Nicole Gill and Georgia Martin. Their project titled: 

“Do our daily activities influence the subject of our dreams”

Nicole and Georgia designed ‘day’ journals and ‘dream’ journals, which were given out to 5th and 6th class primary school students in Kilbeggan and Durrow primary  schools.  

They collected over 250 journal entries, finding from their results that, our emotions felt during the day do indeed impact on the emotions in our dreams. There was a very high co-relation between daily activities and dreams at night.

Both groups intend on returning to young scientist 2018 following further in-depth research in their project areas.





Mercy Kilbeggan Awarded Green Flag




Junior Cert Results 2016

Great joy and satisfaction descended on Mercy Kilbeggan, last Wednesday 14th September as the Class of 2016received their Junior Cert Results. It heralded the climax of three years of hard work undertaken by the students, their teachers and their families across many different circumstances. Congratulations to all students who sat the Junior Cert Exam.

Congratulations also to all the teachers and the families of the students for their commitment, work and patience with our students.


The TY French students, led by their teacher Ms. Quigley and language assistant Clément Leretrait, are delighted to announce their involvement in Le Téléthon 2015.