About the Educational Guidance Programme

The Educational Guidance programme was developed for the 5th and 6th classes and aims to highlight the value and importance of further and higher education to secure better life chances.

The programme takes a project-based learning approach, with students focusing on honing group-work and problem-solving skills in stage one, and exploring a chosen career path in stage two. The programme is designed to explore, with the children and their parents, how the decisions made throughout their education journey can influence their future. These decisions include: choosing a second-level school, second-level subjects, subject levels studied and whether to proceed to further and higher education. 

Students also visit a local company in the docklands area to explore how education translates into the working world.

The children's projects are exhibited in the school and NCI and judged by corporate volunteers. Corporate volunteers visit the classes to share their own education story and answer any questions the children may have about second level and college.

If you would like further information on any of the programmes outlined above, please contact Educational Guidance Programme Coordinator Áine Kavanagh on 01 4498 757 or email aine.kavanagh@ncirl.ie