Tallaght Community School Students Graduate from Scholars Ireland Programme
As part of the Trinity Access 21 programme twenty four students from Tallaght Community School participated in the scholars Ireland Mentoring Programme associated with TA21, Trinity College Dublin and Queens University.
The programme involved students working with 2 Phd students from TCD to mentor the students on college skills, college assignments and to prepare and develop students’ academic writing skills. Students where split into groups of 6 where each mentor discussed their research with the students and gave them an insight into how research in their field is conducted. Students participated in seven mentoring sessions in total and each student submitted a final assignment to showcase the skills they developed in the programme. Each assignment was graded and students graduated from the programme last week in Queens University.
The programme allowed students to gain an insight into how college assignments are referenced, submitted and corrected and gave the students a great insight into how assessment in college is conducted.
Students in Tallaght CS worked with Juliana Sora on “Health Promoting Taxes in the European Union” and Miriam Cummins on “Post Secularism & Gender in Contemporary British Theatre”. Some of the skills that the programme aimed to develop included “Ability to learn new things, time management, perseverance, academic writing, critical thinking, resilience and responding to feedback”.
Well done to all the students who participated in the programme and graduated from Queens last week. Hopefully this will be the first of many graduation ceremonies for our students in Tallaght Community School. Thanks to Juliana and Miriam and Trinity College Dublin for their support and time with our students. Pics