Effects of COVID-19 pandemic felt

COVID-19 caused national school shutdown, curtailing much of the work.  Staff furloughed.  Return to working in schools developed new ways of working including:  

  • Peace Explorers – outdoor learning about peace;  
  • RESTORE – a resource of activities to support groups of children and young people experiencing times of uncertainty. The activities are organised around the acronym Recognition, Empathy, Safety, Trauma, Opportunities and Engagement.; and  
  • Up You Go – a course to support the transition from primary to secondary school.