Hear what year 6 pupils say
Helping Year 6 pupils turn their dreams of
Secondary School Success into REALITY!
Live Your Dreams is a dynamic and engaging transition programme for Year 6 pupils, designed to help them dispel many of the myths surrounding the transition to secondary school. The workshops help pupils examine their feelings about change and challenges them to identify behaviour patterns that can either help or hinder secondary success.
Pupils get the opportunity to discuss the kind of contribution they wish to make to their secondary school communities and consider the characteristics and attitudes needed to make these dreams a reality.
Year 6 pupils consistently report a positive change in their attitudes about secondary school brought about by the confidence and clarity that this course produces.
-How do I deal with what I Feel?
-Is it true that this happens to You?
-Is there something in your Way?
- Do you know where you're going To?
-What's the sound when you're Around?
-How far is far Enough?
This 6 week programme includes a theme song which pupils can learn and perform at their Year 6 Leavers Assembly.
Song written and performed by Programme Director Tracey Campbell (Andrew Small co-writer)
George Tomlinson Primary School
The Willow Primary School
St Mark's CE Primary School
"Live Your Dreams helped me to think about the things I need to change. I liked Tracey's story because it helped me to realise that a person can change."
"The sessions told the truth about secondary school and helped me see that it's not that bad."
"The course helped me to see that laziness could
get in my way."
"My favourite session was No.6 because it taught me not to give up."
"I learnt that I need to stay focussed and
not get distracted."
Weston Park Primary School
"The programme helped by reassuring me about things that happen at secondary school."
"It helped me not to feel scared if I get lost."
"My favourite session was 'The Real Deal about Secondary School' because we heard the truth from Year 7s on the video."
Muswell Hill Primary School
"'Don't Stop till you get Enough' was my favourite lesson because it taught me not to give up."
"I was feeling shy before but now I feel excited because I know more about what will happen in secondary school."
"I saw the true side of secondary school
through 'The Gossip Game'."
Bruce Grove Primary School
"It made me think that I need to stop talking when
the class are trying to do work."
"It really helped me to listen to what
everyone else felt."
"Tracey told us that in school she wasn't a good kid and that a teacher helped her."
"Now I know what obstacles I need to tackle
for secondary school."
"The video clips we watched made me
"My favourite lesson was No.4 because I haven't really thought about setting goals since Year 1!"
"The course made me think differently about
talking back to teachers."
Thornhill Primary School
"I feel confident and ready to go."
"It helped me to see that secondary school is not as scary as what people say."
"I loved Tracey's video about moving from troublemaker to teacher."
Read samples of the pupil's