Dublin teens become certified Digital Creators
A group of 21 students received certificates from the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) at a showcase of work from the Future Creators Programme.
Established in 2011 by The Digital Hub and run in conjunction with NCAD and H2 Learning, the programme aims to equip students aged 13 to 16 from the Liberties area of Dublin with digital skills including coding, app development, digital photography, film making, and Web development.
Speaking at the event Gerry Macken, CEO, The Digital Hub, said: “Since inception in 2011, the feedback we have received about the Future Creators programme is overwhelmingly positive. We have heard about the multitude of benefits that the students glean from being involved including: the individual attention they receive from tutors; the freedom to focus on projects they are interested in or have a natural ability or skill; the peer-to-peer learning and collaboration; the opportunity to meet and work with fellow students from a mix of different schools and diverse backgrounds; and most importantly the growth in self-confidence and fun that they have throughout the learning sessions.”
This year’s participants came from eight schools: CBS Synge Street; CBS James Street; Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount; St Patricks Grammar School; Mercy Convent, Inchicore; and Loreto College, Crumlin.