by Pierce Ryan, Schull Community College
From the very start it was an interesting and well varied week, with lectures from professors of Geology to Palaeontology; from Plant Science to Zoology. There was a wide range of activities outside the School as well, and we were brought on a tour of the main campus as well as the Boole Library.
The Programme also reached outside of its mainly biological focus to include a visit to the Eureka Centre for a physics lecture that was highly involving and never boring. The week wasnâ€™t all lectures; there were practical aspects every day such as making high-grade compost, imprisoning wood lice with leaves and looking at genetically modified cells with microscopes.
I found the TY Programme a very good way of learning about the wide range of scientific application going on in the world, such as creating thunderstorms over deserts and ensuring there is enough food for the future. I enjoyed learning about all the scientific fields available at BEES and about all the diverse areas you can study beginning from general degrees.
I was never bored throughout the Programme and I hope that BEES will continue offering this opportunity to students.Â and I reckon itâ€™s going to continue just as well; weâ€™re going to spend the afternoon with another practical down at the Lough!