On Monday, May 9th the 5th Year ‘Power 2 Progress ‘ participants visited University College Dublin (UCD) for a day entitled ‘Shared Learning’. Power 2 Progress is an initiative spearheaded by UCD, Rethink Ireland and Zurich Ireland that offers free after school tuition to 5th Year students from 17 different schools across the country. CPCC has 18 students participating in the programme, who are being tutored in a range of Leaving Certificate subjects, both online and onsite after school.
The visit to UCD on Monday, May 9th gave the students an opportunity to present a project to the Minister of Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris on the topic, ‘Why is Education important?’. In addition to this students were able to hear from UCD lecturers in a range of disciplines from Computer Science to Modern Languages. Students also took a tour of campus and were able to sample some of the fine cuisine in the UCD dining hall!!
Overall, it was an excellent opportunity to learn more about third level education and to give students a formative experience.
Thanks to Mr O’Malley for the photographs and information.