Two schools get cash from BT Ireland

By Esther Hayden

Published 27/08/2016 | 00:00

Two secondary schools in Wexford received a financial boost after taking part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition.

FCJ Bunclody and Loreto Wexford, the only two Wexford schools to take part in the exhibition, received funding of €750 between them from BT Ireland.

The money is designed to provide financial assistance to the growing number of schools travelling to Dublin each year to participate in the BTYSTE, ensuring that young people with a passion for science and technology have an equal opportunity to get involved, regardless of their geographical location.

Schools that are located over 70km from the RDS, where the exhibition is held, are eligible to apply for a grant of €150 per individual entry or €300 for a group entry, up to a maximum of €1,500 per school.

The company also reaffirmed its commitment to providing travel and accommodation grants for schools taking part in the 2017 exhibition, which closes for entries on September 28.

The exhibition will take place in the RDS, Dublin from January 11 to January 14, 2017.

For more information on the exhibition and for details on how to enter, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com or follow the exhibition on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @BTYSTE.

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