Trinity College Dublin

Skip to main content.

Top Level TCD Links

Bridge21

Transition Year Students at the Bridge2College

Nothing excites us more than the power of learning


The needs of twenty first century society are radically changing, but our education system has not caught up. We want to change that. We see the need to overhaul the way we educate so that our young people can meet the demands of a knowledge-based society.
We think that developing how students learn will fuel new innovation, opportunities, and help all students fulfil their potential.


Bridge21 is for the way we learn now


Bridge21 is an education programme based in Trinity College Dublin. We offer a new model of learning, that can be adapted for use in Irish secondary schools.
Designed to support an innovative 21st Century learning environment within schools, we have developed a learning model for second level education that is:

  • Team-based
  • Technology mediated
  • Project based
  • Cross- curricular

Bridge21 has three core strands:

  • A schools programme to scale and adapt our learning model for use in Irish secondary schools nationwide.
  • The Bridge21 Transition Year programme, based in Oriel House – a team-based experience for young people to explore learning through technology.
  • A learning and research centre in Oriel House, Trinity College Dublin, to innovate, evaluate and refine 21st century learning methodologies.

Want to Volunteer?

Living in Dublin? Interested in working with, learning from and inspiring young people? We are always on the look out for new mentors to help out in Oriel House.


Join us as a volunteer….What’s involved?


Most mentors volunteer for a few hours, one to two days per week during the school year.  Our mentors come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Many are undergraduate students from Trinity College who are eager to give some time back to their community. Others are retired or trainee teachers. Some are professionals on career breaks.  For each student group in Oriel House there are usually four volunteers who support the core team.

For more information on Bridge21 and how to get involved go to http://www.bridge21.ie/explore/mentors/


Last updated 20 April 2015 Civic Engagement (Email).