Next Steps

IMG_8904Half Moon, in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council (as part of the Youth Service), is piloting an out of school provision for 11 year olds who are considered to be at risk as part of their transition to secondary school.

  • This project enables young people to explore their fears and concerns about transition in a ‘neutral space’ and will take place after school hours and during the school holidays between March 2018 and February 2019.
  • The intended outcome is that through early identification and additional support young people who may be at risk of disengagement will be less likely to need targeted services in the future.
  • The project sessions will enable the young people to better express themselves, build their confidence and develop soft skills, such as effective communication, presentation, decision-making, taking responsibility and making a commitment.
  • Participants will also explore wider issues that are impacting their lives, including, for example, bullying, anti-social behaviour, prejudice/discrimination and friendships.

Age 11-12 is a time where change and transitioning can impact a child’s life in a multitude of ways. This project is specifically designed for those young people who are experiencing, or are about to experience, the primary to secondary transition phase. We aim to alleviate any anxieties of those taking part, whilst building friendships and learning together through creative engagement.

We will be working across all of Tower Hamlets with project sessions taking place in different areas of the borough.

Tower Hamlets North West and South West Model

June 2018 – October 2018
Five weeks when the young people are in Year 6;
One full week summer holiday project;
Five weeks when the young people are in Year 7.

 

Tower Hamlets North East Model

August 2018 – December 2018
One full week summer holiday project;
10 weeks when the young people are in Year 7.

 

Tower Hamlets South East Model

September 2018 – March 2019
10 weeks when the young people are in term one of Year 6;
10 weeks when the young people are in term two of Year 6.

 

If you work in a school in Tower Hamlets, or you are a parent who would like to discuss this further, please contact Androulla: androulla@halfmoon.org.uk or call on 0207 709 8905

Tower Hamlets