Teaching and Learning

Youth Homelessness Education at Ysgol y Strade

Homelessness in Wales was on the agenda for pupils at Ysgol y Strade on Wednesday and Thursday the 12th and 13th of July, as the Shelter Cymru Education Service delivered sessions to over 300 pupils in Years 8 & 9.

During the course of two days, the Education Development Officer delivered a series of 50 minute sessions aimed to prevent future youth homelessness.  Through a variety of short activities, pupils were encouraged to challenge stereotypes, broaden their understanding of homelessness in Wales and consider ways of supporting future independent living. 

Pupils deserve praise for the immaculate behaviour and mature attitude towards the topics discussed.  They were particularly engaged in watching the Take Notice project video, getting a real feel for the first-hand experiences of project members.

This timely, relevant and universal approach to deliver housing and homelessness prevention outreach to young people is vital in encouraging them to make well-informed decisions in future and to know where to go for help and support.  Its’ importance is referenced in the Welsh Governments’ ‘Positive Pathways’ framework and the nature of topics is also an important aspect of the Personal and Social Education Framework in Wales.

Pupils learning

Pupils undertake Shelter Cymru youth homelessness prevention education

We hope to be able to undertake more visits of this nature and support other organisations in their delivery of Housemate resources in the autumn school term.

Diolch unwaith eto i Ysgol y Strade am y croeso cynnes!