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Trinity Week 2019 - Children Should WILL be Seen and Heard

Trinity Week 2019
29th April - 3rd May

Together We’re Breaking the Silence

Children Should WILL Be Seen and Heard

On 1st May 2019, Children (and adults) joined us for singing, stories, meditation, mindfulness and more!

The theme of Trinity Week 2019 was Silence, but we know Children Should be Seen and Heard!

Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) seeks to promote and integrate research related to children and young people across all three faculties of Trinity College Dublin.

In this event we aimed to celebrate such research as well as children in general.

Research Showcase: 29th April - 3rd May

Throughout the week of 29th April – 3rd May, TRiCC covered the Arts Building concourse with posters, pop-up stands and other display material celebrating children and children’s research both across Trinity College Dublin, and the Children's Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which has its home in TRiCC.

We also held a best poster competition, asking the public to vote either in person or online for the poster they believed captures the spirit of the event. On the afternoon of 1st May, prizes were awarded for the two most-voted-for posters.

See who won and browse all the posters in the competition

Trinity College Dublin - Children’s University

Over the afternoon of 1st May, lots of children, and their adults, came along to the Trinity College Dublin Arts Building.

Activities included:

  • Children's Choir, conducted by Ailse Nolan, and Vocal Workshop with Dr Orla Flanagan, School of Music
  • Royal Irish Academy of Music, Jonathan Nangle's Quintet Sound Installation
  • Story-telling led by Dr Francesca La Morgia, School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
  • Mindfulness and meditation for children with Dr Leonor Rodriguez, Children's Research Network Advisory Committee Member and UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway
  • Chalk drawing with Christina Duff, Children's Research Network Advisory Committee Member and Dublin City University
  • Mask making with Dr Rachel Hoare, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studie
  • "Sensory Fun – Exploring our seven senses" with Dr Michelle Spirtos and Dr Katie Cremin, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine

The event was free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

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