By cypscAdmin, Friday, 13th January 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Education, Youth.

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, TD will launch new resources designed in County Meath to support young peoples' transitions from primary to post-primary school.

The launch takes place on Monday the 16th January at 3.30pm in Trim Castle Hotel.  

One of the transformational goals of the National Policy Framework “Better Outcomes Brighter Futures - The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020”, is to support effective transitions. Children and young people experience a number of key transitions in their journey from childhood to adulthood including from primary school to post primary school.

Navan School Completion Programme (NSCP) Staff team developed a booklet called ‘Transition Programme’ which they deliver to 6th class students in the Spring of each year.

Its main aim is to assist young people to successfully transfer from primary to post-primary school. It encompasses exercises to help them negotiate teacher expectations, new environments and the journey from established social groups into new social relations.

When evaluated, the programme showed positive outcomes for the young people in Navan School Completion Programme (NSCP) Schools.

NSCP worked with Navan Springboard, Louth Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) and the Meath Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) with generous funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), to redevelop and produce the booklet for use by all 5th and 6th class students in Meath.

Click here to read the Press Release.

For more information of Meath CYPSC Click here.