Seven of the large European research organisations (including EFDA JET) – collaborating under the banner EIROforum – recently organised the fourth “Science on Stage” Teachers Festival at CERN. Four hundred science teachers from over twenty European countries met up to swap ideas, experiments and experience. The focal point of the event is the teaching fair – where teachers demonstrated their own favourite classroom experiments – from weather balloons to mousetrap cars, DNA made out of coke cans to jewellery made from copper wire. The most innovative and enthusiastic presentations and experiments in the fair were considered for the European Science Teaching Awards. EFDA JET granted its special prize to Eilish McLoughlin et al. from Ireland, for their innovative teaching method “Teaching Science as a Process” – an Irish science class will enjoy a sponsored visit to the JET facilities.

By spreading their experience and new knowledge when they return to their classrooms (to thousands of students and other teachers), EIROforum hopes Science on Stage really increases the wonder of science and the value of experiments in the classroom. For more details please visit,