Scoil Íde in Corbally, Co Limerick, undertook a project that looked at whether having an upcoming event, such as a triathlon, leads to increased participation in fitness activities and increased fitness levels. Photograph: iStock

Does it help your fitness to have an event as a goal when you are training? Can cartoons and comics help children to achieve better results in tests? (...)

Andrew Jeffrey with students from Lucan East Educate Together: his mathematical magic show was back in Dublin as part of this year’s Maths Week. Photograph: John T Ohle

The deafening screams from the audience weren’t shouting for Rick Allen to toss his drumstick into the audience or for Jimi Hendrix’s plectrum. They c(...)