On Wednesday, 25 April, the Transition Years attended the DCU Unity Awards in the Helix where Aaron Keogh accepted the Certificates of Participation from Cathy Mc Loughlin, Head of Access DCU.
The winners in the Smart Skills category were Hannah Yan for her Pokeball Throw App and Patrick Hennessy for his work developing a coding program for blind students with Mr Mc Namara and DCU. This program will be integrated into the Smart Skills program from next year. These awards were presented by Professor Deirdre Butler.
In the Multimedia Skills awards; The video "Rosmini, It's Your Right" won the runners up prize for Robert Melciu, Robert O'Connor, Tuomas Bazzan, Marius Diaconu & Hannah Yan. Their awards were presented by Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children.
Congratulations to all winners and participants. The efforts shown this year in both subjects were immense. A special thanks goes to Darran Heaney and Gerry Kelly from DCU for their continued support. Thanks must also go to the SNAs & teachers who facilitated these classes.
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