Transition Years were invited by Microsoft to their state of the art new facility in Leopardstown. As part of their Dream Space program, Microsoft invite students to take part in different activities. For Transition Year students, this is a period of discovering their place in the world. Many are going to need some guidance and a little inspiration on their journey. Dream Space is the place in which they can start to embrace their future potential through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). Students programmed Microbits; impressing Microsoft staff with their knowledge of block coding. Later in the day, they completed a project using mixed reality. The trip opened students to new technologies and encouraged them to get involved in STEM subjects for the future.
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