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DPS's 2016/17 Student Support Programme Fully Launched

Thursday 29 September 2016

After a very successful first year, highlighted by being shortlisted for a Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility award, the second year of DPS’s Student Support Programme has just got under way.

Speaking at the launch in Dublin, DPS Director Michael Mulhall said:”We are delighted with the way the Student Support Programme has operated in St. Dominic’s College and Kylemore College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. The reaction from students and teachers in the two schools, parents and DPS staff who took part in programme activities has been very positive. We’re really looking forward to the coming year and indeed the next three years of an initiative which is the cornerstone of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.”

Principal of St. Dominic’s College Mary Daly said: ”The DPS Student Support Programme enables schools to develop innovative interventions to ensure that students achieve their full potential in the Leaving Cert and progress to Further and Higher Education.” Principal of Kylemore College  Deirdre Nolan said: ”The DPS student support programme exposes our students to the real and tangible possibility of attaining a 3rd level qualification, by providing the necessary additional resources that enable Kylemore College to formulate a strategy that, in time, will make 3rd level attendance a reality for many of our students.”

DPS has made a significant financial investment in the participating schools. This will enable the schools to provide additional supports to students in various areas including: Easter revision camps; summer schools; oral language preparation; Gaeltacht scholarships; motivational workshops; personal development; science and lecture labs workshops; college visits; study related trips; site visits to pharmaceutical companies; ICT Supports and student bursaries.

DPS is being partnered in its Student Support Programme by three third level institutions in Dublin – University College Dublin, Tallaght Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin.

 

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