Solas College introduces 6th class children to the idea of attending third level education.
Our aim is to begin a conversation with children at risk of educational inequality about their potential to reach college while also building their sense of self-worth. We are here to raise expectations.
The programme begins with an interactive classroom discussion about third-level education and the steps each student can take to get there. The following week, the children visit a university campus. The trip starts with an introductory talk followed by a tour of the college campus using a treasure hunt-style quiz, ending with lunch and prizes.
Solas College culminates in our annual College Awareness Week, which includes college-related activities in the classrooms and an award ceremony in Trinity College where children from each school present on their experiences and what they learned during the programme.
For more information on this project, please contact Amy Ryan.