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Celebrating talented youth in Ireland

DATE: 29.05.2013

Almost 200 talented young people received certificates at an awards ceremony supported by Matheson in Dublin on Saturday, 26 May.

The students who attended the Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) ceremony at DCU were awarded certificates from the college's president Prof Brian MacCraith and Prof Tracy Cross of the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA.

The Centre for Academic Achievement (CAA) programme, which is supported by the Matheson Giving Programme, has allowed over 900 primary school students from socio-economically disadvantaged areas of Dublin to attend special after-school classes at CTYI since its establishment in 2006. This programme is a collaboration between the ACCESS Service and the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI).

It seeks to encourage students who traditionally would not have access to university resources. Some of the subjects that students have covered include experimental physics, forensic science, aeronautical engineering, architecture, sports science, computers and animation, chemistry and creative writing.

For more information our Giving Programme please visit the Matheson Giving Programme section of our website.

Pictured with some of the children who received their certificates are Ann Hinds, HR Director, Matheson; Dublin City University president Prof Brian MacCraith and Minister for Training and Skills, Ciaran Cannon.

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