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11-07-2020, 16:40   #1
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Transition Year 2020=2021

I am wondering what opportunities will be available to those entering Transition Year in September.

My son did Transition Year a couple of years ago and he got to do a week in the College of Surgeons, a week with the army and a week in IT Tallaght.

My daughter is starting TY this September and I suspect she will not have the same range of options.

Does anyone know of organisations in the Leinster area that will be offering TY placements over the academic year 2020-2021
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07-08-2020, 20:07   #2
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Am also interested in this topic- daughter starting in Sept. A couple of options have already fallen through.

If charity shops are open might that be an option for a week or two?

Can't see any of the university ones happening, since they are already planning on not having the students there most of the time.
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From what I've heard the only options will be if a family member can take your child to work. Not great, but the best option given the current situation I suppose. The idea behind that being the workplace already has one person from that household there, so if they're going to get Covid they'll get it from that person anyway. I heard this from a TY coordinator, if your kid's school is doing this I'm sure it will be explained in September.
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Isn't there an option to skip it?
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Isn't there an option to skip it?

Not really at this late stage I would think. Numbers for 5th year would balloon and that wouldn’t be ideal or even possible?
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Not really at this late stage I would think. Numbers for 5th year would balloon and that wouldn’t be ideal or even possible?
So far it seems this is a lost year for the children. I realize it is only day one... but the prospects in my sons school are grim.

Limited to 4 rooms all year. Cannot meet or talk with friends in other years or groups. No travel. No trips. No work experience!

If, say the child decided to go on a minor crime spree this past summer and was caught locked up for his fun/crimes - he would be less likely to be treated as such a prisoner - and likely released in less time.
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So far it seems this is a lost year for the children. I realize it is only day one... but the prospects in my sons school are grim.

Limited to 4 rooms all year. Cannot meet or talk with friends in other years or groups. No travel. No trips. No work experience!

If, say the child decided to go on a minor crime spree this past summer and was caught locked up for his fun/crimes - he would be less likely to be treated as such a prisoner - and likely released in less time.
That’s unfortunate. My own daughter just started back yesterday and they are already going on a trip this week. They’ll have extra buses and won’t have an overnight stay but I thought it was encouraging at least that they were going. Maybe things will improve in your son’s school as the weeks go on.
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