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Class at Easter for West Limerick Youth

Press Release: Limerick Youth Service

Class at Easter for West Limerick Youth.

Over 100 sixth class students returned to school during their Easter holidays, as they participated in Limerick Youth Service’s Primary School Transition Programmes.

Transition Programmes offer sixth class students a great opportunity to get a feel of what secondary school is going to be like.

‘It gives young people a chance to address the fears and expectations they may have about entering second level,’ explained Claire Donaldson, Limerick Youth Service.

The Programme provides a diverse mix of classroom and activity based subjects with young people spending time with current Junior and Transition Year students.

‘The current students gave them an insight into secondary school life, such as the array of subjects and activities available to them,’ explained Ms. Donaldson, before adding with a wry smile, ‘school rules and the reasons for them were also discussed!’

Peer pressure, building new friendships and bullying were also discussed while students took part in art and music workshops with some students even winning prizes.

LYS’s Primary School Transition Programmes gives sixth class students an opportunity to meet their peers and is particular helpful for young people who are in smaller country schools.

‘The day was a great success and the feedback we got from the young people was very positive,’ continued Ms. Donaldson who wished all in attendance the very best of luck in September.

Ms. Donaldson thanked all Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher and Scoil Mhuire ague Íde, Newcastlewest, for their support as well as the respective tutors, members of Limerick Sports Partnership and her colleagues at LYS.

If you would like to know more information about LYS’s Primary School Transition Programmes, please contact Claire Donaldson at or call 061-412444.

Now in its 40th year, LYS remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

ENDS####Primary to Secondary Transition Programmes

Contact Information

Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service. Tel: 061-412444



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