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Dublin STEAM Programme


  • Course Dates: Monday 27th June to Friday 12th August 2022
  • Opening Duration: 2 to 7 weeks
  • Arrival days: Saturdays and Sundays
  • Class sizes: Maximum of 15 (Average is 13)
  • Student ages: 11 to 17 years old
  • Individuals: Accepted starting from 4th July 2022

Programme Description

Future Learning’s Summer STEAMprogramme is about much more than incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math into the afternoon activity programme. The STEAM Workshops engage students’ creative and critical thinking skills in multi-sensory interaction with the physical world and help them develop the language to describe those experiences.


Dublin, Ireland’s capital city and the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East, is a warm and welcoming city, known for the friendliness of its people and famous for its literary figures including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Anne Enright. 

This historical, charming and contemporary city, home to global tech companies such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, is charming in nature and yet small enough to be discovered by foot. From medieval castles to museums and modern art galleries, Dublin’s vibrant and youthful spirit and easy access make it an attractive destination to any international guests who would love and appreciate a great céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes).

The School

Grange Community College has been serving the education needs of the local community since 1981 and this small campus boasts lots of charming character. The school has its own private grounds surrounded by green areas, a sports field and leafy trees. Our FL Dublin summer school has everything required to run an innovative and exciting programme for visiting students.

Grange Community College is located just a short distance from our host family areas of Malahide, Portmarnock, Kinsealy, Donabate, Donaghmede and Clarehall. A private coach collects students each morning and brings them to the door of the school, those who are within 25 minutes walking distance can walk to school. The school also has the added bonus of being very close to Dublin city center (just 15 minutes) which is great for group leaders and for half-day excursions.

Afternoon and Evening Activities

Afternoon Activities

This Dublin location is a high school and the afternoon activities are focused on the development of the English language through STEAM focused workshops. We like to utilise all the facilities of the school and we have created a unique afternoon programme which has a strong link with the morning lessons. Sample afternoon workshops which are led by qualified teachers include; Woodwork, Electronics, Science, Baking, Robotics, Photography, Art, Drama and Dance. Afternoon activities take place from 14:00 to 16:20 four times per week, students leave the school at 16:30. On Wednesday’s there is a half day excursion, we depart the school after lunch and return approximately 19:00.

Evening Activities

In Dublin we offer host family students one organised evening activity per week while residential students have evening activities every evening. A sample of the host family activity include; Gaelic Sports, Irish Dancing, Bowling and Quasar, Waterpark. We do try and have one joint evening activity for residential and host family students such as a disco once every two weeks.

Full-Day Excursions

Dublin offers a wide choice of full-day excursions. Our full-day excursions take place on Saturdays and students will explore places such as Glendalough, Kilkenny City, Howth Fishing Village, Belfast and lots more. We depart by private bus at approximately 9:00 and return in the evening at approximately 17:30.

On Sundays residential students have an additional excursion to Dublin city, departing at 11:00 and returning at approximately 17:30.

Accommodation Options


The FL Dublin Residence is located in Gormanston Park, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport on a scenic 110 acre parkland site. This residence is adjoined to an Irish secondary school which used to be a fee paying school. In recent years the accommodation was renovated and now boasts over 500 bedrooms, beautiful parkland with walks and a wide variety of sports facilities on site; including a gym, large indoor sports complex, 18-hole footgolf course and a range of sports pitches. A fully fitted canteen and dining hall are complemented by the excellent food.This residence is ideal for visiting students and groups, it is private, picturesque and offers a combination of room types to suit everyone’s needs.

Host Family

Living with one of our Host families in Dublin is a truly amazing experience. You get to stay in a real home where you will be welcomed by family members and looked after for the length of your stay. You’ll get to benefit from your family’s knowledge, gain a unique insight into local Irish culture and discover the true heart of Dublin. You’ll enjoy home cooking, fresh linens, great conversation and an amazing cultural experience. Future Learning is one of the only language schools working in these areas for many years and the quality of host families is very high. We have a large number of wonderful and welcoming host families who are coordinated by our dedicated full time Accommodation Officers. Host families are located in the areas of North County Dublin and we have a number of families within walking distance of our summer school. A specific location cannot be guaranteed but we do have plenty of excellent host families to cater for everyone’s needs.

Transport to and from School

On our young learner summer Dublin STEAM programme we only use private transport.  Each morning host family students will be collected from a designated pick up point and brought directly to the school, students will be dropped off at the same point in the evening after school. For students within walking distance of the school, they can walk, no more than 20-25 minutes by foot.

Residential students are collected by our private coaches outside the residence and brought to the door of the school and again returned in the evening time after school.

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