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Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend the workshop?
All students transitioning from sixth class to secondary school or leaving cert to college.
Can I bring a friend or family member with me who is not taking the workshop?
As the workshop is online it is recommended that 6th class students would have a parent/guardian in the room to support them.
Is facilitator Garda vetted
Yes. Facilitator is Garda vetted.
Has facilitator completed Child Protection course?
How long does the online workshop last?
The workshop is 2 hours long. It is delivered as two 60 minute online sessions over 2 days. This is to take into consideration the digital well-being of pupils attending the workshop.
How many participants on an online workshop?
Online Workshops booked through Eventbrite are capped at 16 attendees. All class sizes will be catered for when schools booking directly through Next Step Forward.
How much does the online workshop cost?
The workshop costs 30 euro for two hours, payable upfront and non refundable – booking fees apply. Watch our social media platforms for discounts from time to time.
Please Note Special discounted rates will be applied for schools booking directly for their 6th class students.
Is there homework for the student?
Yes, students are encouraged to discuss topics covered in the workshop at home with parents that evening.
How are the topics selected?
Topics covered are in line with the National Primary and Secondary Curriculum and the latest thoughts on resilience and wellbeing. The transitioning from primary school to secondary school workshops deal with the practical aspects of secondary schools from navigating the lockers to timetables. The practical aspects of third level are covered in the transitioning from leaving cert workshop where everything from library books to living independently in student accommodation are discussed.
Can the workshops be booked by schools for their classes?
Yes and this is the preferred way for Next Step Forward workshops as pupil participants experience the workshop alongside their classmates. Please contact Next Step Forward through our contact form. Class Teacher/ School Principal are expected to sit on the school based online workshops. Schools can select the interactive Zoom Pro option or the passive Zoom Webinar for their 6th class or Leaving Certs depending on their school’s policies.
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