Posts Tagged ‘Bridge21’

Bridge21 video - Industry

Bridge21 video – Industry

This is the last in the series of Bridge21 videos from the brilliant One Productions. It is focussed the type of skills we want students to develop in school to prepare them for 21st century life and how the Bridge21 model may help to develop those skills. [youtube width=”500″ height=”405″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Po5miDy5iU&feature=plcp[/youtube]

The Big Kick-Off!

The Big Kick-Off!

After the (relatively) quiet time that is summer in Oriel House, we’re getting prepared to welcome our first students of the 2012/13 school year. We’ll be working with some new schools this year, along with many we’ve been working with in the past, and we’re looking forward to meeting and getting to know a new […]

The Leaving Cert: Keep Calm and Carry On

The Leaving Cert: Keep Calm and Carry On

“You’re only competing with yourself so if you do your best, you should have no regrets.” This was the advice given by one Leaving Cert student to any future students. Recently, we invited some former Bridge21 students, who sat the Leaving Certificate this year, to spend a day with us to reflect on the whole experience, […]


It takes two…

It takes two…

Earlier this year, we asked two of our senior mentors to lead three weeks of Bridge21 activities. They did a fantastic job and have written a little about their experience…. “When given the opportunity to take over the Computer Science Transition Year (CSTY) workshops this year, Jake Byrne and I (Claire Hayden) were delighted, but […]

Lord Puttnam visits Bridge21

Lord Puttnam visits Bridge21

During his brief visit to Trinity College this past Thursday, Lord Puttnam took the time to visit the Bridge21, meeting with the students, staff and supporters of the programme. Conversing with the group during an open question and answers session, Lord Puttnam spoke about the vital role education plays in supporting other aspects of an […]

Learning Circles

Learning Circles

Over the past few weeks, over 80 Transition Year students have taken part in our Learning Circles workshops. This was a Bridge21 activity that involved learning Leaving Certificate material, without an expert teacher to teach it, and then creating learning experiences for your peers. There were three parts to the workshop. Part one involved each […]


Re-imagining the learning spaces of Bridge21

Re-imagining the learning spaces of Bridge21

What’s this all about? cocreate workshops are design workshops which actively involve users, designers and subject matter experts in the co-creation of potential solutions to real world problems. This cocreate workshop, “re-imagining the learning spaces of Bridge21”, is a collaboration between Bridge21 and TFE Research & Design in NCAD. Secondary school students from around Dublin […]

Back to the Bridge

Back to the Bridge

Last week Jenny May crossed over the Irish Sea to return to Oriel House and spend a week at Bridge21. We were thrilled to welcome back a good friend and true champion of the programme! During her final two years of undergraduate study at Trinity College, Jenny volunteered as a mentor on a weekly basis. […]

B2C Graduation

B2C Graduation

Over 280 Transition Year students attended the Bridge2College graduation ceremony in Trinity College. The ceremony was held in the old dining hall and special guests on the day included the Pro-Chancellor of the University, Professor Petros Florides, and Mr. Paddy Cosgrave.


Bridge21 launched with a bold and ambitious announcement

Bridge21 launched with a bold and ambitious announcement

Last week was a joyous & celebratory one for Bridge21! On Tuesday evening, 3rd May, a crowd gathered with the team in Oriel House to officially launch the programme, complete with new brand design and website. Students, teachers, supporters and friends were all there – many familiar faces and some new ones too. After some […]

Launch of Bridge21 : 3rd May, Oriel House, Dublin.

Launch of the new name and identity for Bridge21

You may notice a few changes around here…

You may notice a few changes around here…

Since Bridge21 is a launching pad for new educational ideas, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website, brand and name. It has been an exciting few months at Bridge21, as we worked with designers and a web team to whittle concepts and colours into what you can see now. We love […]