The second day of Ember training was jam packed with activities in which students were challenged to look at how they could work more effectively as a team during the school year. Jack, Orianna and Ethan spent the morning making a sculpture out of pins and straws, which enabled them to learn about how little/much different behaviours can affect group members in their endeavour to accomplish goals. Students identified gifts and talents that they can use to serve the needs of their school community. These skills were put to the test in outdoor activities such as the Leap of Faith, Jacob's Ladder and Rock-climbing. After a fabulous performance of a drama skit for their peers, Jack, Ethan and Orianna enjoyed a good sing song under a starlit sky at the bonfire. Roasted marshmellows went down a treat.
Rosmini is delighted to be involved in the DCU UniTY programme. UniTY is a skills based programme specifically aimed at Transition Year students. It has been designed to increase student engagement in education and raise motivation and career aspirations and broaden students' world view. The curriculum is made up of Multimedia & Social Innovation, Smart Skills, Employability & Leadership and Student Empowerment. Other classes benefit through Maths quizzes, "Junior Discover" pathways to third level, DCU "Summer Scholars" programme, rugby and soccer blitzes. Further information from https://www.dcu.ie/access/secondary-schools.shtml