Created by experienced school counsellor and secondary school teacher Graham Richmond, the booklet covers topics such as attitudes at home; practicalities in terms of organisation and timekeeping skills. It also covers how to approach the major changes, for instance, the child may now have different teachers for each subject and be introduced to a range of new subjects.
There are encouraging tips about how to manage mental and physical health during the transition stage for the children. Areas covered include eating well, ensuring that children are getting enough exercise, taking part in extra-curricular activities, and also controlling their amount of screen time per day.
Speaking about the booklet, author Graham Richmond commented 'As a secondary school teacher and counsellor I am fully aware of the many challenges our children face as they make the move from primary to secondary school. I hope the advice and tips I've shared in this booklet can make the transition from primary school that little bit easier for your children.'
This booklet comes as part of the Folens Giving initiative, wherein Folens Publishers support a number of charities both at home and abroad, with the goal of supporting children and young adults throughout their education.
Head of Marketing at Folens Publishers, Elizabeth Ivory, added 'We have been working in education for over 60 years and are well aware of the changing needs of teachers and school children. It is a big transition to post primary school and we were delighted to develop this booklet, which will give parents some practical advice for helping their children make the jump to secondary education.'
The booklet is available and ready for download for the general public at folens.ie