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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fast Track Academy

Summer kicked off for Citywise Fast track students today with over 60 young people coming together for fun activities in App design, Bot the Builder Art, Adventure games and the Cube. The range and diversity of activities was matched only by the enthusiasm of the young people and the creativity of the volunteers who delivered […]

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Biz Academy 2014

One of Citywise’s flagship programmes, The ‘Biz Academy’, came to a hugely successful finale on Friday with an app that helps students with the Leaving cert exams claiming top prize from the illustrious dragons. Biz Academy is a unique opportunity for young people in Tallaght to learn the key skills of entrepreneurship and business management. […]

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Ballymun & Jobstown reward trip to Laurel Lodge

Friday The 13th Lucky For Some!! This Friday the 13th July, 10 lucky members of the Junior Fast Track Ballymun and Athens and Brussels embarked on a trip to Laurel Lodge. After a short stop in Blessington for provisions, we left for Ballyknockan. On route we visited the set of the History Channels “Vikings”, the […]

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Junior Fast Track & Inside Track Reward Trip – Laurel Lodge, By Adam Donovan

Last Friday on the 20th of June the Citywise Fast Track & Inside Track groups went on a overnight trip to Laurel Lodge. It was a fun-filled trip that started with a small stroll up to the quarry.We walked to the top and took a few pictures, and then we seen a big plaque which […]

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Canoe & Venture Camp 2014

On the last week of June we had our annual canoe camp and what was so different about this year’s camp was we had brilliant sunshine very day and good challenging water to go with it. Monday we headed up to Sluice Weir on the Liffey near Leixlip. Tuesday was the day to explore the […]

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Girls Laurel Lodge Overnight Trip

On Friday the 6th June Ten girls, two Junior leaders and three leaders left Citywise on the bus to Laurel Lodge in Ballyknockan Co. Wicklow. Not only was the bus pretty packed with bodies but some of the girls must have thought we were never coming back with the amount of stuff they brought! When […]

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Brick City @ Titanic: a Lego Adventure

The Belfast Fast Track group continued to build a brighter future for themselves by spending their last friday afternoon before the summer programme starts at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast in ‘Brick City’, the lego exhibition. The group were amazed at the cool models of buildings from around the world and were delighted when they […]

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Belfast Fast Track does Drama!

On Friday 23rd May, students and volunteers of the Belfast Fast Track group got all dramatical for the day with a two hour workshop on stories, acting and performing. We started off with ‘DEAR’ – otherwise known as Drop Everything And Read – in which we studied the beautiful story of ‘The Children of Lir’. […]

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Citywise Team complete Women’s Mini Marathon

Around 40,000 people took part in the 2014 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon and while it was a All women event, I spotted quite a few of males participating, many dressed up as the fairer sex to sneak past race officials. We met at 12.30 at the starting point and it was already crowded.  As time […]

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Citywise @ the Excited Digital Learning Festival

The 30th and 31st May have been very busy ones for Christopher and the members of the Junior Fast Track boys! Travelling to Dublin Castle, they took part in the development of a new digital strategy for schools working around 10 workstations answering questions and giving ideas from a young persons perspective. Working in conjunction […]

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