At ASPIRE we provide and deliver courses for preteen and teenage students
“Head Start” Programme for 6th Class Students
Head Start is a 3 day interactive programme tailored for 6th class primary school students and is run over a series of Saturdays.
The programme is designed to help students further develop important interpersonal and life skills before transitioning to post-primary school.
Head Start focuses largely on 6 key skills to support students in their learning as well as their personal and social lives, before they begin the exciting but often challenging journey that is post-primary school.Find Out More
ASPIRE – TY Academy
Aspire TY Academy is an interactive in-school programme geared towards Transition Year students and is run over a period of 9 weeks.
The programme is designed to help TY students further develop important interpersonal and life skills before transitioning to senior cycle and life thereafter.
Key areas of the programme include: Communication Skills, Creative Expression, Self-Confidence, Well-being Management, Study Skills and Future Ambitions.Find Out More
What our graduates say about ASPIRE
I feel I am a lot more confident than I used to be.
I think I know now what I really want to do in my future.
Conor and Camilla were really helpful and fun to work with.
It was very interesting learning about my brain.
Learning how to breathe properly really helped me relax.
I have more confidence than I thought.
I can relax better and get rid of stress.
The study skills will be very helpful.
I loved trying out the famous speeches.
The drama games were great fun!
What parents say about ASPIRE:
Great feedback from Darragh. He said it’s brilliant!
Allanah really loved the course. She was very animated talking about it when she came home. She would have loved if it lasted a few more days!
Leona really enjoyed the ASPIRE Academy. She liked everything about it: the facilitators, the other participants, and the variety of areas covered.
Leah said the course was excellent. She thinks the study skills and mindfulness exercises which she didn’t know about before will be very helpful next year.
My son found the course very beneficial. It seemed to really help his confidence. He enjoyed the public speaking a lot more than he expected!
When I met Conor and Camilla, they were warm, energetic and professional. Aoife really enjoyed the different aspects of the course and getting to know the other participants. I wish ASPIRE every success for the future. It’s a fantastic idea!