School Transfer Summer Camp

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012

School Transfer Summer Camp

8 children from the Offaly Traveller community have just taken part in a week long school transfer summer camp.  The transition from Primary school to secondary school has been shown to be particularly challenging for Traveller children, adding to a significant drop out rate from secondary education.  This programme, co-facilitated by Sarah Behan from Offaly Local Development Company and the OTM youth service aims to prepare the children for the transition using group work, art, drama and a final fun day at an adventure centre.  The programme was a great success and all participants reported positive experiences.

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