TCS students visit Trinity College during Dublin Learning Festival
STAFF and students from Tallaght Community School (TCS) visited the Trinity College campus on Sunday for the launch of the Dublin Learning City Festival.
The festival was held last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and it focused on ensuring that education and learning was accessible and free for all individuals, regardless of age or cultural background, in traditional and non-traditional settings.
TCS’s involvement in the launch came about as the school has been connected with Trinity College for the last 20 years, through the Trinity Access Programme (TAP).
In celebration of the launch of the festival, Trinity College welcomed students and staff from TCS on campus to visit Provost Linda Doyle, and to share their thoughts on learning and hopes for the future.
Dr Linda Doyle, Provost, said: “Trinity is very proud to be a part of this wonderful festival.
“Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting students and teachers from Tallaght Community School and they spoke about their futures and the importance of breaking down barriers to education.
“This festival, with its commitment to openness, inclusion and lifelong learning provides so many new and exciting opportunities that will be of major benefit to Dublin and beyond.”
The festival launch is the latest of several events that are taking place on the Trinity campus this year.
These events include tours of the Berkeley, Lecky and Ussher libraries, and a Med Day event for TAP-linked secondary schools.
There will also be a ‘Bookmarks exhibition’ – a collaboration between TAP, the Library of Trinity and the School of English, where books written and illustrated by primary school students will be on display.