RDS Primary Science Fair

Our fifth class pupils exhibited their project at the RDS Primary Science Fair in Mary Immaculate College today. The investigation, entitled ‘Which Tea Bag is best – Circular, square or pyramidal?’ was very well received by attendees of the fair. The children have been working on the project since before Christmas and were great ambassadors for the school in the exhibition centre today as they expertly fielded questions about their study. Below is the feedback they received from their judge  Paul Collins:

I loved the chosen question and how close to a lot of people’s hearts it is. It was amazing how many people were interested in the results before I got to chat to the children at the stand so the initial discovery of the question is great. The answers to my questions were treated with very clear and concise responses. The charts were laid out well and organised. Getting the local community involved was an excellent approach of getting information and providing free tea in the process. A great use of methods and visual presentations -charts/videos and weighing the product – the weight stood out to me in the comparisons of brewing times. All I say say is keep up the great work and the use of your inventive methods. Well done.”


The children were able to view some of the other projects on display and spent some time observing scientific demonstrations and experiments. They were presented with an award for their hard work on the project shortly before the end of the Fair.


If you want to find out more about the results of the project, please call into the school where it will be on display in the coming months.

Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Patrick O’Donovan, viewing the project.


Broadcaster George Hook, a big Barry’s Tea fan, asks questions of our pupils.