Secondary school Irish teacher John Gavin teaches his class from a home-made studio in Co Clare.

If the secondary school students in John Gavin’s Irish class thought they were getting off lightly when the schools closed, they had another thing com(...)

Participants of the Future Creators programme, which allows teenagers to get creative with technology. Photograph:  Peter Houlihan

What happens when you encourage teenagers to create with technology? Adding creativity to the mix has been a winning formula for Future Creators, an a(...)

Level playground: the futures of children as they progress through the system become increasingly determined by gender. Above, Blessington primary school in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

Our education system is askew. Boys are underperforming in school. Girls are making big strides and achievements in education, but women are massiv(...)