Project ID - TIS000647
The Aspire NI Year 8 project at St Brigid's College, Derry.

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Project offered at

St Brigid's College
BT48 8DU


Jacqueline Butler

Student Skills

Any degree discipline

Expected Pupil Outcomes

To develop skills in Academic , Social and Communication areas . To promote confidence and self-esteem and create new working partnerships.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

To acquire confidence and expertise in dealing with younger students, to provide a very valuable service to community , and to bring their skills and knowledge to help others.

Extra Information

The Aspire NI Year 8 project at St Brigid's College, Derry, works to support existing school programmes which centre on the development of Literacy, Numeracy and Self Esteem. The project uses exciting alternatives to pen and paper e.g. I-Pads, S.T.E.M. Games, Comic Making Programmes, Drama, Problem Solving Challenges and Numeracy Through Sport. The Mentor will have an opportunity to participate in these programmes with Year 8. The school also encourages undergraduate mentors to experience life with other year groups within the school. Last year's University of Ulster Mentors brought much energy, enthusiasm and expertise to St Brigid's. We really loved their involvement in our school life.

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It encourages positive interaction between University student tutors and school pupils where the former can act as positive role models and ambassadors.

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