Be Awesome, Go Big – Year 6 Transition Project

Be Awesome, Go Big is a package to help Year 6 students transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged and equipped for the journey ahead.

This project has been created by PiXL Club and Hachette Children’s Group and the resources are based on bestselling children’s books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big: The secondary school survival guide by Matthew Burton.

These resources are only to help and guide your child if they are feeling nervous about high school. They do not have to complete any of the tasks, but if they wish, they can work through each interactive lesson, recording their answers.

Take a look at the introductory video below for more information

There are also guides for parents and carers which can be downloaded from here.

Activities for Students

Each session will take pupils through some big ideas to help them on their way to secondary school.

Children should work through each interactive lesson, recording their answers in the accompanying workbook.

Printable workbook available HERE

Online editable workbook available HERE

Having trouble viewing the embedded videos? Please find the direct links for each session below!


Session Video Direct Link

Session 1 Being Awesome

Matthew Syed – Be Awesome Go Big

Gemma Oaten – Dealing with Change

Session 2 Unlocking your Mind

Matthew Syed – YET

Gemma Oaten – Unlocking your Mind

Session 3 Dare to Take Risks

Matthew Syed – Failure can be your friend

Gemma Oaten – Taking Risks

Session 4 Making the Change

Matthew Burton – Session 4

Gemma Oaten – Who am I?

Session 5 Lost but not Lost

Matthew Burton – Session 5

Gemma Oaten – Feeling Emotionally Lost

Session 6 ‘Bouncebackabilty’

Matthew Burton – Bounce Back Ability

Gemma Oaten – Bouncing Back and Being Resilient

Session 7 What is normal anyway?

Matthew Burton – Embrace your Weird

Gemma Oaten – Normal Doesn’t Exist

Session 8 Friendships and Fallouts

Matthew Burton – Friendships and Fallouts

Gemma Oaten – Friendships

Session 9 Living Well

Matthew Burton – Final Session

Gemma Oaten – Living Well

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