Children and young people are particularly vulnerable when it comes to periods of change, which is why our Glasgow Connect project supports the transition between primary school and high school.
Working in line with coronavirus guidance, SAMH project co-ordinators Katie and Rebecca worked with the Senior Leadership Team at Springburn Academy and found a way for new, soon to be S1 students, at Springburn Academy to visit their new school in small groups, meet new friends and discuss any anxieties they have before term begins.
Katie and Rebecca Glasgow Connect project co-ordinators said:
“As well as adjusting to lockdown measures over the last few months, children and young people are missing out on the normal support they would get when moving to high school. We were delighted that we could give these new pupils the opportunity to even spend an hour getting to know their new school and classmates.
“We had brilliant turnout with 80% of the new S1 year group involved and we are going to be sending out wellbeing boxes with fun activities and information so new pupils know where to go if they are struggling emotionally.
“It was so lovely to be back working with young people. Their resilience and energy despite the current world climate has given me a positive outlook on the coming months.”