The Afternoon Schedule is busy and varied. On three afternoons students mix with Irish teenagers in a variety of workshops such as Drama, Dance, Film, Art, Photography, Cookery, Animation and Sports. All afternoon activities take place for three hours with a short break half way through the afternoon.
The afternoon activities provide teenage and junior learners with new skills whilst also improving their English language. Students learn a wide range of new vocabulary and phrases associated with each of the afternoon activities. This enables them to converse more confidently with Irish teenagers during these activities.
The distinct advantage of mixing with Irish teenagers is that it helps language students develop confidence in speaking and understanding English. There is an added incentive to enhance their speaking skills as they are conversing with their own age group and on topics of interest to them.
Afternoon trips take place on two afternoons each week. We have a wide variety of places to visit. Students are accompanied by teachers and tour guides at all times. Places that have proved very popular in previous years included Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Jail, Chester Beatty Library, National Museum, St Stephens Green (Park), James Joyce Centre, Dublin Viking Centre, Croke Park & The Aviva Stadium.