**Update August 2019 Bobbi & Kate win World Statistics Congress competition**
From the Central Statistics Press Office also Press Release 3/9/19
'We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Kate Bagnall and Bobbi Beattie on their winning entry at the World Statistics Congress 2019.
The girls won the junior category in the ISLP poster competition, with their poster titled, "Using statistics to investigate changing use of language in Irish Primary students' writing after 80 years".
The poster competition attracted over 15,000 entries from 37 different countries, across 5 continents, including the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia and across Europe.
This is a tremendous achievement by Irish students, for you as their teacher and The King's Hospital School.
Ireland also won the senior category, with Irish students from Bandon Grammer School Co. Cork, with their poster titled "A Statistical Analysis of the Accuracy of 5-day Forecasts in Predicting Hot vs Cold Temperatures.
This is the first year in which Irish entries have won both the junior and senior categories simultaneously, and it shows the high standard of work being produced by Irish students. Both the junior and senior winning entries receive a prize of €450.
You can view the prize-winning posters and get details of the competition on the IASE website:'
John Hooper Medal for Statistics
Bobbi Beattie and Kate Bagnall, category and research prize winners in the 2019 BTYSE, were the top prize winners in their age category in the CSO (Central Statistic Office) John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2019. Their project will represent ireland in the International Statistical Literacy Program competition later this year. The John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2019 prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on Tuesday 22 October 2019.
About the competition
The goal of the John Hooper Medal for Statistics Poster competition is to improve students' abilities to describe their environment (not limited to environmental issues) with the help of statistics and to use statistics as a tool for making sense of daily life.
Taking part in this poster competition will encourage students to:
work as a team
investigate real questions using data
use their calculation and graphical skills
interpret statistical results
to develop skills in written communication.
TU Tallaght Engineering week
Due to their huge success in BTYSE 2019 Bobbi and Kate were asked to speak about their research and project at the launch of Engineers Week 2019 in TU Dublin Tallaght Campus on March 14th.
What incredible confidence these Form 2 students have to be able to present their project in front of lecturers and students at this event. The students truly impressed on the day and we congratulate them on the accolades their hard work and determination has brought them so far. Appreciation must also go to their science teacher and continued supporter, Ciaran O'Connor.