Primary to Secondary School Transition Activities & Resources for Year 6s

Transition in a Day is designed for Year 6 pupils in the final term of the school year, to support their journey to high school and their own personal and social development.  You can now choose from 2 exciting options, based on the number of pupils in your cohort and what you’d like to achieve:


Based on the always popular Play in a Day format, the Learn and Present format is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils. They’ll spend a full day with one of our practitioners, playing games, participating in creative activities and having loads of fun. Across the day they’ll explore the theme of transition and then create a short performance which is funny, reflective, positive and inspiring.

At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance with music, costumes and props to an invited audience of parents and the rest of the school.  Often, there’s not a dry eye in the house!

Many schools use this format as part of their transition assembly/leavers’ assembly. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss how we can help you to do this, and create a high quality, personalised piece of theatre with your Year 6 class.


Perfect for larger schools, the Explore format gives you up to 4 workshops in one school day. This gives each year 6 class an exciting and participatory transition session, which is perfect for kinesthetic learners.  Each class works on the themes of transition, considering their opinions, thinking about the next step and reflecting back on their time at your school.  This is all delivered through drama games and activities which makes the learning fun and accessible to all. A great, inspiring day for all of your Year 6 cohort!


Key messages / focus of Transition in a Day

– High school isn’t as scary as everyone thinks – we debunk some of the myths and fears about secondary education.
– Creating excitement about new friends, new subjects and a new school.
– The importance of making a good first impression on new teachers and new friends in high school.
– The importance of working hard and achieving your goals.
– Celebrating the achievements of primary school years and reflecting back on time spent in school.

“As always we were delighted with the very high quality of the session and the positive impact on our children.” Mrs Cook, Deputy Head, St Jerome’s Primary School, Sefton

Take a look at our other transition project, Eyes Open, which is a performance and workshop package exploring drugs and alcohol and specifically designed for Year 6 pupils.