PE Xpo Prize Winners
With ten projects entered from Ardscoil naMara, we were one of the largest represented schools at the competition. Twenty five students travelled to DCU on March 7th. The projects were entered into various different sections. Our well-being projects included projects on sleep, concussion and fitness of PE teachers. In the sports psychology section, we had a project on using music in the gym. Four projects were entered in the equipment sections where we investigated the science behind surfing, hurling grips, swimwear and tennis playing surfaces. Lastly in the nutrition section, we entered one project on protein and another one, which became the eventual winner of the senior section. The project by Michael McGrath, Niall Hogan and David O’ Flynn was titled ‘ How different nutritional strategies affect anaerobic power output’. The judges were intrigued by the project and the boys were questioned thoroughly by each one so they needed to know their information inside out. The Senior Nutrition section was the largest section in the competition so it was a massive achievement to come away with the winners trophy.