Monday 20 November 2017

Pioneering students celebrate graduation

Students of a pioneering university course for people with intellectual disability graduated at a ceremony in Trinity College Dublin yesterday.

The 20 students were awarded with Certificates in Contemporary Living, after a two-year full-time course, the first of its kind in the university sector in Ireland.

One key aim of the course is to promote lifelong learning for people with intellectual disabilities.

One of the graduates, Tomas Murphy, has just returned from America where he made a presentation at the State of the Art Conference in Washington on why education matters to him.

Another graduate is Niamh Fortune, who met Queen Elizabeth in Trinity's Long Room during her visit to the college.

Meanwhile classmate John Power has been awarded a prize sponsored by the McLoughlin Family and Friends art fund for his outstanding work in the area of the expressive arts.

Irish Independent

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