Primary 7 Transition

'We are natural mind changing entities until we are 10 or so. But as we get older…then it is very hard to change our minds'
Howard Gardner

Children often express apprehension in Primary 7 as moving to a different level of schooling draws near. Our programme, based on the values of affirmation and reassurance, listens to their anxieties and positions them more positively at an exciting moment of change in their young lives. It is a time when pupils realise the potential of change and the fear of change.

AchieveNI Primary 7 Transition programme will:

  • Equip Primary 7 pupils with key skills in organising themselves and managing practical and social issues in the Post-Primary context.
  • Interactively involve the pupils when focusing on such issues as:

      dealing with intense change in a short period,
      developing responsible attitudes,
      building self worth,
      making new friends,
      coping academically and
      being made aware of support structures in the new school.
    • Features activities, group-work and role-plays.

    'Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis'
    Martha Beck