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Tallaght girls enjoy a space to dream

Sunday, 12th May, 2019 1:00pm
Tallaght girls enjoy a space to dream

St Kevin’s students view face recognition software while marking Girls in ICT Day.

Tallaght girls enjoy a space to dream

St Kevin’s students view face recognition software while marking Girls in ICT Day.

TO MARK Girls in ICT Day recently Microsoft welcomed over 80 students to its campus for a special DreamSpace event.

 St Kevin’s Girls National School in Tallaght were invited to DreamSpace – Microsoft’s education hub – to undertake a special immersive digital skills experience.

With sessions in MicroBit coding and 3D paint modelling to foster critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills, the idea is to inspire them about the opportunities unlocked through STEM subjects.

During the day the girls met with young, successful women who are blazing a trail by harnessing the power of creativity and technology.

The event is a key element of Microsoft’s #MakeWhatsNext campaign that aims to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

EU Digital Girl of the Year 2018, Aoibheann Mangan (12) spoke about how her interest in coding and the importance of digital skills to empower girls to become future leaders.

Entrepreneur Nicki Hoyne, founder and CEO of My Shining Armour, encouraged girls to open their minds to the career opportunities that emerge in the STEM space.

Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland said: “Here at Microsoft we want to inspire, excite and encourage more Irish girls to achieve more through technology so they can become our next digital leaders.”

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