It is well documented that the move from primary/intermediate school to high school can be a difficult transition with a negative impact on academic achievement and self-belief for some students.
Stars is FYD's programme for Year 9 and Year 12 & 13 students, it helps the juniors make a positive and safe leap into their new environment and provides fantastic leadership opportunities for seniors as they mentor them along the way.
Stars supports students during their first year of high school and involves five key components - Adventure Camp, Community Project, Community Adventure, Careers advice and Peer Mentoring.
The programme aims to make the transition into high school a positive experience for Year 9 students and helps strengthen the sense of community within the school, by bringing younger and older students together. Senior students attend training and are guided and supported through the Peer Mentoring process by teachers.
- Personal support so students can achieve and develop
- A range of tailored experiences over an extended period of time that will induce and cement behavioural changes
- The development of personal skills and abilities
- Continuous assessment to ensure the programmes effectiveness