This animation and accompanying teacher toolkit is aimed at supporting pupils who have recently started Year 7 or who will be preparing to transition to secondary school later in the year (Years 6 and 7). They were developed in collaboration with young people, teachers and mental health experts. The animation aims to support pupils to:

  • Identify potential worries associated with starting secondary school
  • Know they're not alone if they are feeling worried 
  • Talk to a trusted adult or friend if they have any concerns
  • Identify solutions and strategies for looking after their mental health, including self-care

Moving Up! The transition to secondary school animation

The Teacher Toolkit for school staff to use alongside the above animation includes:

  • a Lesson Plan and various lesson activities
  • an Assembly Plan and PowerPoint slide show
  • a list of helpful resources
  • a copy of the animation script
  • a blank signposting poster for you to print and use in school

Download the full Teacher Toolkit

How will you use this resource?

Do you have any suggestions for future resources? if you have a question please email schoolsinmind@annafreud.org

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