“Some striking elements of the WISER programme are the emphasis on evidence based practice, the ongoing research within the organisation and the up-to-date knowledge on how to give age appropriate information to young people. I have found their expertise a wonderful resource and the students repeatedly give glowing feedback regarding the sessions”.
Dr Andrea Holmes, NUI Galway Medical School
“This programme has complimented our SPHE and wellbeing programmes at both junior and senior cycle. It is age appropriate, accessible and delivered by extremely capable, professional and personable facilitators. Our students have enjoyed the workshops while benefiting from them enormously. These workshops provide much-needed clarity and support for students, at a very confusing and demanding time in their lives, on subjects which will have life-long importance and impact.”
Post-Primary SPHE Teacher, 2019.
“In a world where our young people are bombarded with information about sexuality, this programme by WISER provides essential facts on sexuality and sexual health in a safe school environment. With their peers young people learn about a topic that was previously conditioned by adults who themselves did not understand sexuality in it’s complexities and beauty’.
Secondary School Teacher
“I have always found the WISER workshops very useful and informative…the workshop that took place here in IT Sligo was excellent with nothing but great feedback from all who attended.”
Barry Clohessy | Vice President / Welfare Officer, Students Union – IT Sligo
“The manner in which the WISER staff deliver this programme cannot be praised highly enough, showing that they are ahead of the curve in areas of programme content. I honestly believe that all young people in Ireland would benefit from this programme.”
Helen Kelly, Dóchas don Óige, Galway
“The WISER programme is so important and worthwhile, as no RSE or SPHE teacher would be able to be as frank, honest and open with the lads…it is just great.”
Transition Year Coordinator, Co Galway School
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“The team from WISER were absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough for primary RSE talks. The content was accurate, comprehensive, balanced and age appropriate. The pupils felt comfortable and really engaged with the content.
Following the talks I feel that all pupils felt more knowledgeable and empowered. A fantastic experience”.
Primary School Teacher, 5th Class.
“Sixth class enjoyed the course very much and found it much more interactive and relaxing than they would have expected. It was interesting to learn about puberty and good to hear what’s actually true. The ease of delivery from Grace and Hayley made the children comfortable. When subjects not familiar in everyday conversation were brought up, the children did not feel that they were doing anything wrong if they laughed nervously. A wide variety of subjects was delivered such as puberty, gender, bodily changes and speed of development both emotional and physical. They weren’t treated like babies and everything was explained at an appropriate level. Every question asked was answered.”
Primary School Teacher, 6th Class, 2019.
“I found the RSE programme through AIDS West to be very comprehensive and successful within my classroom setting. From the information evening for parents, through to the evaluation in the final session I found Grace and Lorraine to be very approachable facilitators, as did my students. It was encouraging to see the growth in positivity and maturity towards the subject of sexual activity and health as the programme progressed. The children are going forward now with a newly developed sense of empowerment.”
Primary School Teacher, 5th Class.
“WISER have delivered our RSE Sex Education Programme for the last 3 years – the parents and staff are extremely satisfied with what is a child friendly, comprehensive and professionally delivered programme.”