Laytown / Bettystown Youthreach, part of LMETB are looking at new ways to engage learners in education. One of these new ways is through the medium of Science Fiction. As part of a Comenius Project, led by CARDET from Cyprus, and involving partners from Italy, Ireland, Poland and Romania, called SciFiEd, Science Fiction in Education, they have been using software on smartphones to enhance the learning experience.

One of these media is using an App called Quiz Up. It is free to download on both IOS and Android devices and is a quiz App.

The learners are using Quiz Up after watching movies to test their knowledge and observation skills against not only their classmates but against people all over the world.

It is believed by all involved that this is a very interactive and engaging way of getting learners involved in education by using non-traditional means.