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Sixth Class Students ‘Moving on Up’

Moving On Up Programme 2013Sixth class students from a number of east Limerick primary schools received their ‘Moving on Up’ Certificates of Achievements at an awards ceremony at John the Baptist Secondary School, Hospital recently.

The graduates, whose time at primary school will soon be drawing to a close, completed Limerick Youth Service aptly titled ‘Moving on Up’ Primary to Secondary Transition Programme.

‘Since its inception five years ago more than 800 students have completed the programme,’ said Mr. Pym, John the Baptist Secondary School, who was MC for the evening.

‘I completed the course myself and it definitely helped me in preparing for the move from primary to secondary,’ continued Mr. Pym.

Presenting the Certificates, Catherine Kelly, Director, Limerick Youth Service, extended her congratulations to all saying ‘it will be the first of many graduations!’

‘I’d like to thank the respective schools, facilitators, Limerick County VEC, Lisa O
’Connor and you (young people) for taking part in the programme,’ added Ms. Kelly.

The ‘Moving on Up’ programme looks at the main difference between primary and second level focusing on the different subjects, extracurricular activities and the often confusing timetable!

‘The change from primary to secondary can be quite challenging for some students, particularly those in small rural national schools,’ said Lisa O’Connor, Limerick Youth Service.

‘The programme allows young people to meet students from other schools with whom they will be starting with in September,’ added Ms. O’Connor.

A chart featuring the opinions of students who completed the programme was on display on the evening.

Among the many positive comments were ‘I will miss my old school and mates but I am really looking forward to meeting new teachers and mates.’

183 students completed this year’s course and interest in next year’s course has already been expressed by several primary schools.

If you would like to know more about the ‘Moving on Up’ Programme, please contact Lisa O’Connor at or call 061-412444.

Limerick Youth Service provides a diverse range of programmes and activities for young people and remain committed to supporting and encouraging our youth to be active participants in shaping their futures.


Contact Information

Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service. Tel: 061-412444/083-1726898


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