The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) and BT are reminding post-primary school students to keep their eyes on the prize as the deadline for entries for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) fast approaches on 25 September.
The theme for BTYSTE 2019 is ‘It Starts Here’.
CSSC Head of Marketing, Research and Communication Sara McCracken said
“CSSC is urging controlled schools to encourage their pupils to enter the competition. It is an excellent opportunity for young people to develop their knowledge and creative thinking in a range of areas.
“In addition, BTYSTE project work can be used to fulfil the skills section of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
“CSSC would love to hear from controlled schools whose pupils are involved. Contact us to tell us more about their projects so we follow their journey through the competition.”
In 2018 CSSC and BT developed a partnership which saw a number of CSSC officers and controlled post primary school teachers travelling to the RDS to see the exhibition. There was success for Northern Ireland schools this year, when Harvey Donnelly, from Wellington College won the overall Northern Ireland award and Cookstown High students won two awards. The team from Priory Integrated College were also deserving finalists.
For information or to register visit the BTYSTE website.
Published 6 September 2018