Westmeath Student Hoping To Win BT Young Scientist With Innovative Fire Alarm

He's eyeing up the grand prize at this week's event.

A Westmeath student is eyeing up the grand prize at this week's BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

Patrick D'Arcy - a fifth year student at Castlepollard Community College - is one of dozens representing the midlands at the prestigious competition.

His invention - 'The Wide Awake' - was inspired by the phenomenon of children not waking up to smoke alarms.

The 16 year old explains how the device works:

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