The 2019 European Science on Stage festival took place from 31 October to 3 November 2019 in Cascais, Portugal, at the Estoril Congress Center. At the largest European educational fair for STEM teachers around 450 primary and secondary school teachers from 32 countries came together to exchange best practice teaching concepts and presented their most innovative ideas from “teachers for teachers” in the fair, in workshops, and on-stage performances. An Irish team of nine delegates were selected to present at this year’s festival, namely:
- Eilish McLoughlin, School of Physical Sciences & CASTeL, Dublin City University and Team Lead.
- Paul Nugent, Santa Sabina and IOPI teacher network coordinator and SonS Board Member.
- Declan Cathcart, Temple Carrig School, “How did we get here? An evolutionary journery”
- Jane Shimizu, Scoil Chaitríona Junior, Galway, “STEM Learning with projectiles”
- Sinead Kelly, St. Olivers Community College, Drogheda, “The Importance of Water – The need to raise awareness of a Water Footprint”
- Seán Kelleher, Coláiste Choilm Swords, “Modelling density and pressure through particle theory”
- Thomas McMahon, Firhouse Community College, Dublin 24, “Internet Inequality In Europe – The internet too hot to handle”
- Máire Duffy, Clonkeen College, Blackrock, Dublin
- Aoife McDonnell, PDST Technology in Education.