Transition Year talents on display

An evening to showcase the extraordinary talents and achievements of the Transition year students of the Holy Family Secondary school was held recently.

An evening to showcase the extraordinary talents and achievements of the Transition year students of the Holy Family Secondary school was held recently.

The idea behind the evening was to explore the benefits of Transition year - a one year programme taken after the Junior Certificate and before the Leaving Certificate.

The pupils showed a variety of projects carried out throughout the year including projects on the benefits of exercise, cultural awareness and even one on how to look after a life-like baby.

“Transition Year, in particular, can allow for the development of an individual’s multiple intelligences,” said Transition year teacher Sarah Allen.

“The Transition Year programme can also develop key transferable skills for the 21st century such as thinking, teamwork and technology. It promotes maturity in pupils by making students more self-directed learners through the development of general, technical and academic skills. It also promotes the personal, social, educational and vocational development of the students and to prepare them for their future role as responsible members of society,” she said.