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We can teach children about change - and life

Fidelma Healy Eames


As the school term ends, there are lessons to learn over the summer for sixth-class pupils, writes Fidelma Healy Eames

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Change can be daunting at the best of times. Given the uncertainty about school plans for September, it will require an extra dose of flexibility on the part of sixth-class pupils finishing school this week. The absence of face-to-face school for the past three months took many teachers off-side and the preparation that would normally be done in intimate settings was removed.

For the past few weeks, I've been running a webinar on transitioning to second-level which has attracted hundreds of parents and their sixth-class children.

The feedback has been revealing. The main purpose of the talk is to raise awareness about what is a defining moment in a child's life, to discuss and examine ways to support them through it.