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Classroom Activities for Newly Arrived Students - Booklet

OTB Author Fiona Forman and Graphic Designer Andrea Heron have designed a free booklet to assist teachers in helping newly-arrived children from the Ukraine to feel safe, calm, hopeful and connected, as well as providing them with ways to cope. 

FREE COPIES: Schools may order actual printed copies of the booklet for their Ukrainian children at no charge by completing the Free Booklet Request Form HERE or by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This free booklet has been rigorously reviewed and subsequently amended by senior educational psychologists and also by Educational Psychotherapist Marie Delaney, who has extensive experience working with students who have been affected by traumatic experiences and is the founder of This is to ensure that the content is in line with Government guidelines and good practice.

 Teachers using this booklet should refer to the accompanying Nótaí an Mhúinteora to accompany the Booklet: Fáilte go hÉirinn – Gníomhaíochtaí ranga do dhaltaí nua. 

The booklet – Fáilte go hÉirinn – Gníomhaíochtaí ranga do dhaltaí nua. – is dual language (English and Irish) and is available as a free download or in printed format, free from Outside the Box. 

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The booklet has been written by Fiona Forman who is a Positive Psychology expert and has delivered and continues to deliver well-being training through education centres, teacher training colleges and numerous schools throughout Ireland and overseas. Fiona is the co-author of Weaving Well-Being & Fí na Folláine (2nd to 6th Classes) now being used in a substantial number of schools in Ireland, Australia and the UK. More recently Fiona’s junior primary programme Welcome to Well-Being (Junior Infants to First Class) and secondary school programme Wired for Well-Being (First Year to Third Year) have been published. 

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