Post Primary Schools

Select the links below for more information on post primary workshops and science week events, all activities are available free to schools. For more information and booking requirements please complete our school enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Post Primary Activities 

Cork Education and Training Board Smart Futures in the Biopharmachem Sector is an opportunity for TY students to tour a mimic manufacturing environment and engage directly with people who have pursued science or engineering based qualifications leading to a career  in the biopharmaceutical sector and what that entails. To book contact Rosalind Keating or call 021 4376726. 

CIT Blackrock Castle Stardome – The universe in your own school hall with StarDome, the portable planetarium. Discover the night sky with shows suitable for all second level students. The StarDome will visit your school for the full day and can accommodate 30 students for each 30 minute show.

Lifetime Lab Exploristica – “Adventures in Statistics” is an interactive exhibition suitable for secondary school students. “Exploristica” engages through interactive “video game” modules to explore five phases of the statistical process – Select, Collect, Describe, Estimate and Interpret.

Science of Print WorkshopCork Printmakers Tuesday 15th 14.00-17.00. Many fine art printmaking techniques are the foundation for the processes used to make the chips to enable our phones and computers. Transition year and senior cycle students are invited to discover the process of Photopolymer printmaking, the use of light-activated printmaking plates, where participants expose the light sensitive plate to images and objects of their choice to create an etched image – this is similar to the formation of patterned circuits in Tyndall National Institute. To book contact Angela at 

Numbers in NatureDarragh Murphy, Biologist and Educator, describes and demonstrate the highly conserved mathematical rules that produce the world around us. Through real life examples, photographs and a little bit of maths, students will be lead through a selection of these patterns and show how they can be recognised everywhere, in our daily lives.  Each workshop will last approximately 40 minutes.

RSC Global Experiment Join the Internationally crowd- sourced experiment, Mission:Starlight a global experiment on UV protection.Take part and share your data with thousands of students from around the world. Results may be updated on to the world map on the Royal Society of Chemistry’s website and tweeted.

The Sum of All Parts – Cork County Library Headquarters -The Sum of All Parts by Angela Gilmore looks at the hidden architecture within scientific instrumentation and the intricate mechanisms that record our surroundings which promotes the bringing together of all parts Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Comprising of science-influenced art installations that consist of deconstructed instrumentation, selected from a variety of time periods, and will in particular link with physics, maths and technology.

RSC’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase – The RSC’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase scheme is an outreach activity which gives school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience. The activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques and have a strong emphasis on encouraging school pupils to consider studying chemistry and the career opportunities available.

ISTA Senior Science Quiz 2016 – The Regional Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz will take place nationwide on Thursday 17th November at 7pm. Further Information is available at 

Please note the the following teacher information

  • Cork Science Festival School Activities are available from Monday 14th to Friday 18th November only.
  • Activities will be allocated on a first come first served basis, workshop suitability, school size and location must be considered in final decision.
  • Activities funded by Cork Science Festival and free to participating schools.

For more information and booking requirements please complete our school enquiry form or email and we will be in touch.