P7 Transition 2020

Our new S1s!

 

Welcome to James Gillespie’s High School! We are very much looking forward to working with you and your families. You are coming to a great school and a caring community. The next 4 days will hopefully be informative and enjoyable, giving you a flavour of life at JGHS.

 

Please remember to tune in with your parents and carers to meet our Headteacher Mr Macdonald, myself as S1 Year Head, Pupil Support Leader Mrs McQuade, Support for Learning Leader Mr Cockcroft and 2 of our S1s who are now moving into S2. This will start at 7pm on Monday 15 June and will hopefully outline what is expected of you over the next few days. Simply click on this link to join the meeting.

 

You may also have questions that pop up over the week and please follow this link to ask us anything at JGHS.

 

On Monday 15 June, our Active Schools leader Mr Ambrose will lead the day focussing on health and wellbeing. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be more specific to your Transition to JGHS and there will be a mixture of activities. Just click on the relevant ‘day’ which will take you to the activities you are being encouraged to do. We understand that in this challenging time it might not be possible to complete all these activities. What is important for us are your efforts. Efforts are successes so we ask you to try as much as you can. You will see your teachers have set you a few challenges between now and when you start at JGHS, so please think how you are going to keep evidence of your tasks safe so you can show your teachers when you start in August. You will need some paper and pencils to complete some of the tasks and you will have to be creative with others. Good luck!

 

Take good care and know all of us here at JGHS are on your side.

 

Mr Porter

Depute Headteacher

Day 1: Monday 15th June 2020

Gillespie’s Games 2020

 

Dear Parent/Carer and new S1 pupil at James Gillespie’s High School,

WELCOME to the Active Schools ‘Gillespie’s Games’ event 2020!

We hope you have your resources ready to go (listed below for you to double check) and are excited about your first experience of sport and physical activity at James Gillespie’s High School.

 

Let’s get started with the timings of the day ahead, and the things you will need to join in.

 

TIMETABLE

11 am                    Opening Ceremony         (creative pen and paper activity)

11:30 am             Gillespie’s Games            Athletics  |  Basketball  | Dance  |  Football  |  Netball

2 pm                      Medal Ceremony             (creative pen and paper activity)

 

RESOURCES

  • Internet access to school website – short videos demonstrate each challenge
  • PE Kit or comfortable leisure clothing
  • Water bottle (and a snack as the event runs during lunchtime)
  • Paper, coloured pens (plus optional scissors and tin foil)
  • Socks (ideally 3-5 pairs rolled up)
  • Ball (e.g. football/netball/soft or sponge ball)

 

Please note the following reminders before we begin:

 

  1. If you would like to, please share any pictures or videos of your child participating in the event on Twitter by tagging the official Twitter accounts of JGHS (@GillespieHigh) and Active Schools (@ActiveSchoolsED), using the hashtag #GillespiesGames. This is purely optional, at your discretion.
  2. Please ensure that any activity your child chooses to do outside of the home is in line with current Government guidance on Covid-19 and social distancing measures (click here for Scot Gov website). The health and wellbeing of pupils at James Gillespie’s High School is our utmost priority.

11am

Opening Ceremony

Welcome and “let the games begin!” Have you watched the welcome video? If so, let’s go!

 

The opening ceremony launches the event – in the Olympics and Paralympics this is an explosion of colour, movement and celebration. We’re going to create that for ourselves! To play your part you will need the following items; pens/pencils (preferably coloured) and paper

 

ACTIVITY – Your Gillespie’s Games

 

This challenge is all about your own Gillespie’s Games experience, and has three tasks;

  1. Design a logo for Gillespie’s Games
  2. Create a mascot for Gillespie’s Games – this could be an animal or a cartoon
  3. Come up with a motto for Gillespie’s Games

 

Be as creative as you can – think about using different shapes, patterns and colours.

 

You could even take inspiration from your Primary School badge or colours, or your new High School badge and colours (see the top right-hand corner of this page).

 

Here are some examples from previous Olympics if you need an idea or two:

Why not share a picture of your designs on Twitter? You can tag the official Twitter accounts of JGHS (@GillespieHigh) and Active Schools (@ActiveSchoolsED) using the hashtag #GillespiesGames.

 

If you have time to spare why not search for some other opening ceremony videos on YouTube?

 

Or write a few sentences about what you hope to gain from today?

 

Well done for completing the first part of your Gillespie’s Games P7 Transition Day!

11:30am

Gillespie’s Games – Active Challenges

It’s time for the main event!

 

Are you ready to get active and go for gold?

 

Ready… set… go!

Athletics

Could you be the next Usain Bolt or Jessica Ennis-Hill?!

 

  1. Shuttle Run – Set out a 5 metre distance with 2 markers (these can be socks!). Run back and forwards and touch each marker as you go.  How many shuttles can you run in 20 seconds?
  2. Long Jump – Stand feet together and jump forward as far as you can, landing with both feet still together. Mark your distance and use a measuring tape or ruler to record your score.
  3. Speed Bounce – Jump sideways over an object (you can use a jumper or other marker) as many times as you can in 20 seconds.

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

Basketball

  1. Stef Curry 3 pointers – Get 5 pairs of rolled up socks and a large bin or bucket.  Take 3 large steps back and see how many socks you can score into it.  Complete 5 times and count your total score from 25 shots. Tip – if you times your score by 4 it will become a percentage.
  2. LeBron James turnarounds – Use the same 5 pairs of rolled up socks and a large bin or bucket.  Spin around on the spot 5 times and then shoot into the bucket. Count your score out of 5 shots.

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

Dance

Video demo courtesy of Live It Dance Studios Edinburgh

It’s time to move to the beat and shake it like a polaroid picture!

 

CHALLENGE – Can you learn the steps in time with the dance coaches in the videos?

 

Keep your eyes peeled for the dance coach who is dancing at the beach – she teaches our very own lunchtime dance club at JGHS. She’s looking forward to teaching you guys some new moves when you come up to the High School.

 

There is no score for this activity – just do your best and give your all as if you were performing to a live audience at… say… the Royal Albert Hall!

Football

Video demos courtesy of City of Edinburgh Football Development Officer Jack Beesley

Have you ever dreamt about scoring the winning goal for your favourite team?

 

Or playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi or Megan Rapinoe? Now’s your chance!

 

  1. Ronaldo Toe Taps – Alternating between your left and right foot, how many times can you touch the ball with the bottom of your feet like Cristiano Ronaldo in 30 seconds?

Each touch = 1 point.

  1. Messi Shuffle – Alternating between your left and right foot, how many times can you touch the ball with the insides of your feet like Lionel Messi in 30 seconds?

Each touch = 1 point.

  1. Rapinoe Shuttles – Starting in the middle, how many shuttle runs can you complete like Megan Rapinoe in 30 seconds?

4 touches of the ball + 1 sprint = 1 point.

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

Netball

Video demos courtesy of Active Schools Edinburgh Co-Ordinators Neil & Shirley
  1. Body Pass – Pass the ball around your body, without dropping the ball, practice passing the ball in both directions.  How many times can you repeat this in one minute?

 

  1. Knee Pass – Stand on your right leg and raise your left knee. Pass the ball under your left knee, try and stay well balanced. Then switch legs. How many times can you repeat this in one minute?

 

  1. Passing Drill Stand opposite a partner (or a wall if you don’t have a partner), about 3 meters apart. Pass the ball using your right hand only and then pass the ball using your left hand only. How many passes you can do in one minute?

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

2:00pm

Medal Ceremony

If you’ve made it this far, I think you deserve a medal – and that’s exactly what you’re going to get!

 

Below is a template of a medal (sorry it’s not made of real solid gold!) for you to decorate and design. Maybe you could use some of your designs from the opening ceremony?

 

  • Get creative – use different colours, shapes, patterns (great practice for art lessons in S1).
  • You could cut it out and wear it – or stick it on your bedroom wall.
  • You could wrap it in tin foil or write your name and total score on the back.

Thank you so much for taking part in Gillespie’s Games!

 

Remember to keep your eyes peeled on www.jamesgillespies.co.uk and @ActiveSchoolsED Twitter for up to date information on extra-curricular sport and physical activity at James Gillespie’s High School and citywide.

Day 2: Tuesday 16th June 2020

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

 

Today, you are going to have a chance to say “goodbye” to your primary school and take your first step on your secondary journey. As you  work through the activities you will be using these tools:

Task 1

Stay Connected

Schools closed very suddenly. We didn’t all have time to celebrate our time together and say a proper goodbye. Today, take a final walk to your primary school and leave a little goodbye message. You might want to use the template on the back page, or you might want to be creative and make your own. Enjoy reading the messages left by your classmates and teachers and reflect on the happy times you have shared as a school family.

Task 2

Look on the Bright Side

How are you feeling today as you start out on your journey? List some of the things which make you feel nervous and excited about starting high school. Draw a colourful illustration of an emoji which represents each of your entries on the grid. Discuss your grid with someone and compare all the different emotions you are feeling, both positive and negative about starting high school.

Visit this page and watch the “Hopes and Dreams” video. After you have watched it, look on the bright side and think about all of the things you have to look forward to. What exciting opportunities lie ahead? Here are some people talking about their favourite things at secondary.

Task 3

Have a Goal

As you begin your journey to secondary school, set yourself a goal for the future. What would you like to achieve in your first month of secondary school? What is a realistic target? Think about what would make you happy and settled, and how you could work towards it. You don’t have to be an expert in your new school, all of your subjects and have 300 new friends on the first day! Talk to your grown-up about what your goal for the first few weeks should be and how you might achieve it.

Activity 4

Here are a couple of optional tasks from the Design and Technology faculty that you can try at home:

 

Art & Design: Design a Logo that Describes You (this is a downloadable PowerPoint)

Our computing department have also challenged students to complete an hour of code on this website (https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn) using any of the activities.

You can also download this maths presentation by clicking here. (The file is a PDF)

Day 3: Wednesday 17th June

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Today, you are going to think about any worries you have about starting secondary and how you could introduce yourself to your new school. You will be using these tools:

Task 1

Respect Yourself

This year, your new secondary teachers are missing the opportunity to meet you in person and get to know a little bit about you. Take the time today to think about what you would really like them to know about you. What makes you, you?

 

Choose up to 5 objects which represent you and your personality. It could be a football, a book, a pet… things which represent important parts of your personality. You could draw your objects together or take a photograph of them as a group. This collection of objects should represent the uniqueness of you. What do you want them to know about you? Your new school may have a way for you to share this with them online. Check their normal communication method.

Task 2

Take a Moment

It is natural and normal to have worries about going to a new school. Today, take a moment to think about what those worries are and discuss them with someone at home. If you need a bit more advice you could watch these videos about common worries people have when they start secondary.

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

Task 3

Talk Things Over

It is always good to talk to other people when you have worries. They might have the solutions, and even if they don’t, a listening ear always makes you feel better. Today, let’s get some advice from people who have already made the move to secondary school. They can tell you about some of their experiences. Your new school will give you the opportunity to ask them questions and provide you with answers over these three days. Here are links to videos you can watch from home:

 

The Truth about Starting Secondary School

8 things I wish I’d known before starting secondary

Myths about secondary school

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

Activity 4

Our Modern Languages department have created a presentation especially for you here:

https://prezi.com/v/bhyjlufod_nd/welcome-to-s1-languages/

Day 4: Thursday 18th June

Activity 1

Activity 2

Today, you are going to think about the journey to your new school and the tools you have within you to help you to cope with the ups and downs as you make the transition to secondary school. Today you will be using these tools:

Task 1

Get Active

Today, let’s do something really practical – plan how you are going to get to your new school. You might already know the way, but if not, you may need to look at a map or use the bus journey planner.

 

Talk with your parent / carer about what your new routine will be for getting to school in August. What time will you leave / get home. Who are you going with? What do you need to remember to keep you safe? Will it be the same every day? What are their expectations? Discuss all of these things with your grown-up today. Over the next few weeks, make a practise journey to school.

Task 2

Be Kind To Others

Your friends from primary school are going through this change with you. Some will be excited, some will be nervous, and some will be feeling everything in-between! Today, show kindness to others by reaching out to them. You might be able to safely meet them in person or you could do it virtually. Have a chat with them about how they are feeling about starting their new school.

 

Remember that your new secondary teachers will also be kind to you! If they are able, they will reach out to you over these three days to introduce themselves.

Task 3

Challenge Your Mindset

Finally, think about all of the tools in your BE RESILIENT toolkit. Reflect on which one(s) you are going to need most as you start secondary school. Choose one of the tools and explain to your grown-up:

 

• What the tool means.

• How you will use it.

• How it will help your mental health through this transition

 

Create a new avatar for the tool you have chosen. You could draw it by hand or use technology, but it must be your own work and not using other people’s images. How could you represent that tool in one small picture?

 

Why not enter your design into our city-wide competition? Your schools will provide the details of how to enter. Your new avatar design will explain what tools and skills you are bringing with your to your new school. There is an entry form in your pack.

Activity 3

Our Media department have also came up with a task for you here.

Activity 4

Monday

Day 1: Monday 15th June 2020

Gillespie’s Games 2020

 

Dear Parent/Carer and new S1 pupil at James Gillespie’s High School,

WELCOME to the Active Schools ‘Gillespie’s Games’ event 2020!

We hope you have your resources ready to go (listed below for you to double check) and are excited about your first experience of sport and physical activity at James Gillespie’s High School.

 

Let’s get started with the timings of the day ahead, and the things you will need to join in.

 

TIMETABLE

11 am                    Opening Ceremony         (creative pen and paper activity)

11:30 am             Gillespie’s Games            Athletics  |  Basketball  | Dance  |  Football  |  Netball

2 pm                      Medal Ceremony             (creative pen and paper activity)

 

RESOURCES

  • Internet access to school website – short videos demonstrate each challenge
  • PE Kit or comfortable leisure clothing
  • Water bottle (and a snack as the event runs during lunchtime)
  • Paper, coloured pens (plus optional scissors and tin foil)
  • Socks (ideally 3-5 pairs rolled up)
  • Ball (e.g. football/netball/soft or sponge ball)

 

Please note the following reminders before we begin:

 

  1. If you would like to, please share any pictures or videos of your child participating in the event on Twitter by tagging the official Twitter accounts of JGHS (@GillespieHigh) and Active Schools (@ActiveSchoolsED), using the hashtag #GillespiesGames. This is purely optional, at your discretion.
  2. Please ensure that any activity your child chooses to do outside of the home is in line with current Government guidance on Covid-19 and social distancing measures (click here for Scot Gov website). The health and wellbeing of pupils at James Gillespie’s High School is our utmost priority.

11am

Opening Ceremony

Welcome and “let the games begin!” Have you watched the welcome video? If so, let’s go!

 

The opening ceremony launches the event – in the Olympics and Paralympics this is an explosion of colour, movement and celebration. We’re going to create that for ourselves! To play your part you will need the following items; pens/pencils (preferably coloured) and paper

 

ACTIVITY – Your Gillespie’s Games

 

This challenge is all about your own Gillespie’s Games experience, and has three tasks;

  1. Design a logo for Gillespie’s Games
  2. Create a mascot for Gillespie’s Games – this could be an animal or a cartoon
  3. Come up with a motto for Gillespie’s Games

 

Be as creative as you can – think about using different shapes, patterns and colours.

 

You could even take inspiration from your Primary School badge or colours, or your new High School badge and colours (see the top right-hand corner of this page).

 

Here are some examples from previous Olympics if you need an idea or two:

Why not share a picture of your designs on Twitter? You can tag the official Twitter accounts of JGHS (@GillespieHigh) and Active Schools (@ActiveSchoolsED) using the hashtag #GillespiesGames.

 

If you have time to spare why not search for some other opening ceremony videos on YouTube?

 

Or write a few sentences about what you hope to gain from today?

 

Well done for completing the first part of your Gillespie’s Games P7 Transition Day!

11:30am

Gillespie’s Games – Active Challenges

It’s time for the main event!

 

Are you ready to get active and go for gold?

 

Ready… set… go!

Athletics

Could you be the next Usain Bolt or Jessica Ennis-Hill?!

 

  1. Shuttle Run – Set out a 5 metre distance with 2 markers (these can be socks!). Run back and forwards and touch each marker as you go.  How many shuttles can you run in 20 seconds?
  2. Long Jump – Stand feet together and jump forward as far as you can, landing with both feet still together. Mark your distance and use a measuring tape or ruler to record your score.
  3. Speed Bounce – Jump sideways over an object (you can use a jumper or other marker) as many times as you can in 20 seconds.

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

Basketball

  1. Stef Curry 3 pointers – Get 5 pairs of rolled up socks and a large bin or bucket.  Take 3 large steps back and see how many socks you can score into it.  Complete 5 times and count your total score from 25 shots. Tip – if you times your score by 4 it will become a percentage.
  2. LeBron James turnarounds – Use the same 5 pairs of rolled up socks and a large bin or bucket.  Spin around on the spot 5 times and then shoot into the bucket. Count your score out of 5 shots.

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

Dance

Video demo courtesy of Live It Dance Studios Edinburgh

It’s time to move to the beat and shake it like a polaroid picture!

 

CHALLENGE – Can you learn the steps in time with the dance coaches in the videos?

 

Keep your eyes peeled for the dance coach who is dancing at the beach – she teaches our very own lunchtime dance club at JGHS. She’s looking forward to teaching you guys some new moves when you come up to the High School.

 

There is no score for this activity – just do your best and give your all as if you were performing to a live audience at… say… the Royal Albert Hall!

Football

Video demos courtesy of City of Edinburgh Football Development Officer Jack Beesley

Have you ever dreamt about scoring the winning goal for your favourite team?

 

Or playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi or Megan Rapinoe? Now’s your chance!

 

  1. Ronaldo Toe Taps – Alternating between your left and right foot, how many times can you touch the ball with the bottom of your feet like Cristiano Ronaldo in 30 seconds?

Each touch = 1 point.

  1. Messi Shuffle – Alternating between your left and right foot, how many times can you touch the ball with the insides of your feet like Lionel Messi in 30 seconds?

Each touch = 1 point.

  1. Rapinoe Shuttles – Starting in the middle, how many shuttle runs can you complete like Megan Rapinoe in 30 seconds?

4 touches of the ball + 1 sprint = 1 point.

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

Netball

Video demos courtesy of Active Schools Edinburgh Co-Ordinators Neil & Shirley
  1. Body Pass – Pass the ball around your body, without dropping the ball, practice passing the ball in both directions.  How many times can you repeat this in one minute?

 

  1. Knee Pass – Stand on your right leg and raise your left knee. Pass the ball under your left knee, try and stay well balanced. Then switch legs. How many times can you repeat this in one minute?

 

  1. Passing Drill Stand opposite a partner (or a wall if you don’t have a partner), about 3 meters apart. Pass the ball using your right hand only and then pass the ball using your left hand only. How many passes you can do in one minute?

Record your score and check the medal table below to see if you achieved a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medal.

2:00pm

Medal Ceremony

If you’ve made it this far, I think you deserve a medal – and that’s exactly what you’re going to get!

 

Below is a template of a medal (sorry it’s not made of real solid gold!) for you to decorate and design. Maybe you could use some of your designs from the opening ceremony?

 

  • Get creative – use different colours, shapes, patterns (great practice for art lessons in S1).
  • You could cut it out and wear it – or stick it on your bedroom wall.
  • You could wrap it in tin foil or write your name and total score on the back.

Thank you so much for taking part in Gillespie’s Games!

 

Remember to keep your eyes peeled on www.jamesgillespies.co.uk and @ActiveSchoolsED Twitter for up to date information on extra-curricular sport and physical activity at James Gillespie’s High School and citywide.

Tuesday

Day 2: Tuesday 16th June 2020

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

 

Today, you are going to have a chance to say “goodbye” to your primary school and take your first step on your secondary journey. As you  work through the activities you will be using these tools:

Task 1

Stay Connected

Schools closed very suddenly. We didn’t all have time to celebrate our time together and say a proper goodbye. Today, take a final walk to your primary school and leave a little goodbye message. You might want to use the template on the back page, or you might want to be creative and make your own. Enjoy reading the messages left by your classmates and teachers and reflect on the happy times you have shared as a school family.

Task 2

Look on the Bright Side

How are you feeling today as you start out on your journey? List some of the things which make you feel nervous and excited about starting high school. Draw a colourful illustration of an emoji which represents each of your entries on the grid. Discuss your grid with someone and compare all the different emotions you are feeling, both positive and negative about starting high school.

Visit this page and watch the “Hopes and Dreams” video. After you have watched it, look on the bright side and think about all of the things you have to look forward to. What exciting opportunities lie ahead? Here are some people talking about their favourite things at secondary.

Task 3

Have a Goal

As you begin your journey to secondary school, set yourself a goal for the future. What would you like to achieve in your first month of secondary school? What is a realistic target? Think about what would make you happy and settled, and how you could work towards it. You don’t have to be an expert in your new school, all of your subjects and have 300 new friends on the first day! Talk to your grown-up about what your goal for the first few weeks should be and how you might achieve it.

Activity 4

Here are a couple of optional tasks from the Design and Technology faculty that you can try at home:

 

Art & Design: Design a Logo that Describes You (this is a downloadable PowerPoint)

Our computing department have also challenged students to complete an hour of code on this website (https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn) using any of the activities.

You can also download this maths presentation by clicking here. (The file is a PDF)

Wednesday

Day 3: Wednesday 17th June

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Today, you are going to think about any worries you have about starting secondary and how you could introduce yourself to your new school. You will be using these tools:

Task 1

Respect Yourself

This year, your new secondary teachers are missing the opportunity to meet you in person and get to know a little bit about you. Take the time today to think about what you would really like them to know about you. What makes you, you?

 

Choose up to 5 objects which represent you and your personality. It could be a football, a book, a pet… things which represent important parts of your personality. You could draw your objects together or take a photograph of them as a group. This collection of objects should represent the uniqueness of you. What do you want them to know about you? Your new school may have a way for you to share this with them online. Check their normal communication method.

Task 2

Take a Moment

It is natural and normal to have worries about going to a new school. Today, take a moment to think about what those worries are and discuss them with someone at home. If you need a bit more advice you could watch these videos about common worries people have when they start secondary.

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

Task 3

Talk Things Over

It is always good to talk to other people when you have worries. They might have the solutions, and even if they don’t, a listening ear always makes you feel better. Today, let’s get some advice from people who have already made the move to secondary school. They can tell you about some of their experiences. Your new school will give you the opportunity to ask them questions and provide you with answers over these three days. Here are links to videos you can watch from home:

 

The Truth about Starting Secondary School

8 things I wish I’d known before starting secondary

Myths about secondary school

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

Activity 4

Our Modern Languages department have created a presentation especially for you here:

https://prezi.com/v/bhyjlufod_nd/welcome-to-s1-languages/

Thursday

Day 4: Thursday 18th June

Activity 1

Activity 2

Today, you are going to think about the journey to your new school and the tools you have within you to help you to cope with the ups and downs as you make the transition to secondary school. Today you will be using these tools:

Task 1

Get Active

Today, let’s do something really practical – plan how you are going to get to your new school. You might already know the way, but if not, you may need to look at a map or use the bus journey planner.

 

Talk with your parent / carer about what your new routine will be for getting to school in August. What time will you leave / get home. Who are you going with? What do you need to remember to keep you safe? Will it be the same every day? What are their expectations? Discuss all of these things with your grown-up today. Over the next few weeks, make a practise journey to school.

Task 2

Be Kind To Others

Your friends from primary school are going through this change with you. Some will be excited, some will be nervous, and some will be feeling everything in-between! Today, show kindness to others by reaching out to them. You might be able to safely meet them in person or you could do it virtually. Have a chat with them about how they are feeling about starting their new school.

 

Remember that your new secondary teachers will also be kind to you! If they are able, they will reach out to you over these three days to introduce themselves.

Task 3

Challenge Your Mindset

Finally, think about all of the tools in your BE RESILIENT toolkit. Reflect on which one(s) you are going to need most as you start secondary school. Choose one of the tools and explain to your grown-up:

 

• What the tool means.

• How you will use it.

• How it will help your mental health through this transition

 

Create a new avatar for the tool you have chosen. You could draw it by hand or use technology, but it must be your own work and not using other people’s images. How could you represent that tool in one small picture?

 

Why not enter your design into our city-wide competition? Your schools will provide the details of how to enter. Your new avatar design will explain what tools and skills you are bringing with your to your new school. There is an entry form in your pack.

Activity 3

Our Media department have also came up with a task for you here.

Activity 4