“The Knock on Effect” places 2nd in the Social & Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist Competition.


Megan Kirby and Ava Abbott today placed 2nd in the BT Young Scientist for their project “The Knock on effect” their project was in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category and was based on the links between prenatal trauma, traumatic childbirth and adolescent mental health. A 5,000 people survey was carried out on the matter. The girls conducted this survey through social media platforms since May last year to harvest data trying to find connections between stress during pregnancies and then questions about the mental health of the children involved. The girls have done tremendous work to get to this point and deserve the upmost recognition for this fantastic achievement, Congratulations to you both from us all at Cashel Community School.