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Student Slingshot Academy


Second Session: Sunday 19th April

The Slingshot Academy, a sequel to the successful Student Slingshot, aims to bring Ireland’s brightest undergrad thinkers & doers together with the next generation of transition year students. This will also occur again on May 3rd.

We welcomed Transition Year students from all over Ireland for the first time on March 15th. The mentors did a fantastic job teaching them, leading them, and inspiring them to be the best they can be.

This generation of transition year students will be given the chance, once a month to learn and work with Ireland’s leading undergraduates. These leading students will be teaching our next generation of innovative Scientists, Actors, Olympians, Doctors, Tradesmen, Linguistics, Engineers, Architects, Lawyers or any career path and or talent they choose to develop.

Students will take part in hands on integrated learning where theory and practical action comes to life. TY Students will have the opportunity of learning 1 hour each of conversational Mandarin, the chance to play the first notes of piano, the first steps of creativity art and design and the importance of social enterprise in our community and much more. We’re committed to shaping the future of Ireland’s children and giving them skills, life experiences that no classroom environment can offer.

What’s Happening
– It will take place on Sunday morning April 19th from 9:00 to 1:00 and will reoccur on May 3rd in the modern and creative FilmBase exhibition space in Dublin 2.

– 3 30-minute classes on various themes, including science & maths, modern languages, design and public speaking among others.

– Classes will be taught by exceptional undergraduate students in a interactive and engaging manner in a workshop style setting.

– 60 Transition Year Students from all around the country will be selected to attend each academy.

Limited places are available for the Academy on April 19th and May 3rd. Go to to reserve your spot today!

To learn more about this event, visit our website.