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MathE project

The MathE project is funded by the European Commission through the Portuguese National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme with the aim of enhancing the quality of teaching and improving pedagogies and assessment methods.

The Only Way is up

Ireland's First Secondary School Experiment in Space


At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

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The Marie Curie Programme at CERN: Excellence in Training
Rubix cube video:

PARTNER: A Marie Curie Initial Training Network for hadron therapy
Hadron therapy:

What are you waiting for?

Get curious. Take part.
Video artists: Sandor Tokai, Gyorgy Ujhazi, Akos Ancsin, Otto Varga (students / video artists at the University of Debrecen, Hungary and highschool students – refer to themselves as the Lightscribblers) Soundtrack: Akos Szilagyi (student and composer from the University of Szeged, Hungary, who goes under the name of Rise of Day) The technique used in the video is that of light painting and it was produced entirely by the university students.
Light painting:

The CATHI Project

CATHI is a mono-site Initial Training Network (ITN) with CERN as main host institution, working closely with associated partners.

Science and Technology in Action (STA)

STA annually produce a set of industry led lessons, designed to support the teaching of science and related subjects in second level schools.
To download go to


A series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools and at regional level in the Institutes of Technology.
Good luck to all the students in LIT on Friday May 2nd

Spirit of Enterprise

A case-based teaching and learning resource for teachers and students of business and enterprise. It is available in hard copy and on-line at and is delivered free of charge to all second level schools in Ireland. It is widely used in business and enterprise classes in the Leaving Certificate Business, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Leaving Certificate Applied and Transition Year programmes.
The Spirit of Enterprise teaching materials are specifically designed for flexibility, allowing teachers to use a number of interventions and to suit different learning preferences.
The resource is developed in partnership with the support services of the Department of Education and Skills, the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) and with the active assistance of practising teachers. It is also used on in-service teacher training programmes on a regular basis. Spirit of Enterprise was included as a demonstration of Irish educational best practice at the EU Conference, Entrepreneurship Education in Europe: Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning.

AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research)

A Science Foundation Ireland funded centre that provides a partnership between leading researchers in material science and industry. It is jointly hosted in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) by CRANN and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE), in collaboration with University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The centre will deliver internationally leading materials research that will be industrially and clinically informed with outputs including new discoveries and devices in ICT, medical device and industrial technology sectors. AMBER has a strong emphasis on linking industry to research programmes and the aim of the centre is to develop products that directly impact everyone’s quality of life such as the development of the next generation computer chips and new medical implants and pharmaceuticals that will improve patient care.
AMBER brings together Ireland’s leading material science researchers working across the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering and Medicine; with an international network of collaborators and companies.

Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT)

JCT is a dedicated continuing professional development (CPD) support service of the Department of Education and Skills. Their aim is to support schools in their implementation of the new Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) through the provision of appropriate high quality CPD for school leaders and teachers, and the provision of effective teaching and learning resource

JCT Webpage

Professional Service Development for Teachers (PDST)

The work of the PDST contributes to school improvement by fostering reflective practice through the school self-evaluation process and through the ongoing development of teachers and school leaders through a range of CPD models.

PDST Webpage