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Winners of the STEPS Young Engineers Award 2020

Arles National School, Co. Laois

Project – The Smart Windmill

Team – The Windtastic Windmills

Members - Rosie, Patrick, Beckie, Rian, Grace

Teacher – Eve Holohan

The ‘Windtastic Windmills’ developed their project around the idea of a ‘Smart Windmill’ that would heat water using green energy. They came up with their idea having noticed how much hard work their parents and local farmers have to do on livestock farms.

Their project would help farmers have quick access to hot water to generate heat for heat mats used by newborn piglets and for sterilisation of milking machines and bulk tanks. By creating an efficient and sustainable hot water system. The students said that the project “will give farmers more free time to sleep and spend with their families”. 

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Runners Up

Kilcoe National School, Co. Cork 

Project – The Sea Cleaners

Team – The Brain Blasters

Members – Cian, Fintan, Michael, James, Owen, Sam

Teacher – Liz Walsh

YEA Runners Up 2020
The Sea Cleaners from Kilcoe NS
The Brain Blasters wanted to address the problem of the build-up of rubbish in the sea near their homes.

Highly Commended

Rath National School, Co. Cork

Team – The Amazing Engineers

Members - Conall, Clodagh, Patrick, Kitty, Miriam, Tiana

Teacher – Maire Griffin


Gaelscoil na gCeitre Máistrí, Co. Dún na nGall

Project – The Skoo Choo

Team – Super Scooterz

Members – Sarah, Fionn, Rónán, Daniel, James

Teacher – Cáitriona Uí Shúilleabháin


Annyalla National School, Co. Monaghan

Project – Happy Fish 2.0

Team – The Famous Five

Members - Aine, Laoise, Erin, Tommy, Oisin

Teacher – Brian Cummins


Scoil Mhuire Lacken, Co. Cavan

Project – The Fishing Ledge

Team – The Mighty Inventors

Members – Fionnán and Gavin

Teacher – Julie-Ann McKiernan