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A flare for science: Teachers urged to be confident with chemicals

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Fired up: Claire Dunne, of Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy, Co Kildare. Photo: Oisin McHugh/True Media

Fired up: Claire Dunne, of Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy, Co Kildare. Photo: Oisin McHugh/True Media

Fired up: Claire Dunne, of Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy, Co Kildare. Photo: Oisin McHugh/True Media

Teachers are being encouraged to become more confident with chemical demonstrations in the classroom and yesterday got the opportunity to experiment.

SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, ran an annual three-day chemistry demonstration workshop at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, supporting teachers' development for the enhancement of the Irish education system.

Claire Dunne, of Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy, Co Kildare, was one of those taking part in the workshop, designed to encourage science teachers to become more confident with chemical demonstrations, to bring effective learning strategies to the classroom.

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