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Majority of 13 year olds happy after first year in secondary school

Jul 10, 2023 09:32 By Shannonside News
Majority of 13 year olds happy after first year in secondary school
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The Report says that of the 6,375 13-year olds interviewed, 73% expect to achieve a university degree.

The majority of Irish 13 year-olds are healthy, have settled well into secondary school and feel supported by family and friends, despite the disruptions caused by Covid.

The Department of Children has today published a new 'Growing Up In Ireland' Report on the lives of 13 year olds across the country.

The Report says the vast majority of Irish 13-year olds have made the transition to secondary school and 97 per cent agreed that they had made new friends 92 per cent were getting on well with schoolwork.

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The Report says that of the 6,375 13-year olds interviewed, 73% expect to achieve a university degree.

Overall 44% of 13 year olds travel to school by car, 26% by school bus, 21% walk and 4% travel by public transport and 4% cycle depending on where they live.
The survey also found that 21 per cent of Girls compared to 8 per cent boys boys are likely to have low moods.

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