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
Following an early start, a two-hour trip and a 16 km hike, Ethan Hackett Kissane still managed to find the time to send us his first nightly blog. Thanks Ethan!
So today we started off in Rosmini at 8.15am, like could it have been earlier? We then hopped on the bus and left the school at 8.30am.
When we arrived we dumped our bags in the activity centre and started on our hike. We started off with a nice easy scenic route along the bay. We continued up through farmland and then proceeded up the treacherous mountain!
The Transition Year class left this morning on the annual Carlingford trip. Staying in the local adventure centre, the group will embark on a hike over the Cooley mountains today and, later, will plan the activities for the coming days. Some of the students will keep a blog of each day's activities which will be uploaded to the website.
5th year students reminisced enviously as they watched the group depart. Fondest memories were of the zip wire and obstacle course. Check back regularly for updates....
Ms Kearon informs us that Mr. Yamada, from the Japanese embassy, called to see the Transition Year class last Thursday, 17th November to speak to the pupils about Japanese culture. They learned a lot about this magical country from the informative presentation. Mr Yamada came bearing gifts from Japan which he gave out as prizes.
On Friday the 2nd of October Transition year students visited the Irish Aid Centre on Clonmel Street. They attended the centre as part of their TY religion course on Human Rights.