It’s Your Move

(Due to the restrictions on visiting schools we produced a IYM video resource for Year 6 students for June 2021)

It’s Your Move is an interactive lesson for Year 6 students about to make the transition to secondary school.

Alongside the booklets GenR8 offers fun, interactive and informative lessons led by teams including students from Years 11 and 13. These students share their experiences and give encouragement to Year 6 pupils approaching this major life change. The interaction between Year 6 students and visitors, not too far removed from their age, can be of great value.

Visits to school are with an adult team leader and take place late in the summer term. Usually the ‘It’s Your Move’ booklets are presented to students at the end of the lesson as a gift from the local church.

The lesson includes:

  • Phobias quiz
  • Small group work
  • Chillometer
  • Tips 4 survival
  • Joseph poem

We produced resources for use in 2021 as the It’s Your Move team were unable to visit schools in the current crisis.

'It’s Your Move' booklet Photos

"Thanks again for letting me be part of It’s Your Move 2010 - I really enjoyed myself throughout the week (and if you need help again in future years, let me know!)"

James - Team Member

"Thank you for offering us the It’s Your Move opportunity. The children all said it was very good and it should be done every year. They particularly liked having the students input."

Primary Head Teacher

"...It was all very well organised and I appreciated the fact that the children were kept interested and engaged without being over-excited! I thought the team members were excellent and respected by the children. I should think the opportunity to think through one or two scenarios and possible consequences of different actions would be particularly useful."

Primary Head Teacher

"Thank you very much for arranging this for the pupils. They enjoyed the opportunity to listen to more experienced and hip youngsters, and I think it may have allayed fears and phobias. I really hope so."

Primary Head Teacher

"Thank you very much for coming into 'school name' with your team to talk to our Year 6 children about moving on to Secondary School. The feedback we received from them was very positive and they were thrilled with their books. We would very much like to welcome you back next summer."

Primary Acting Head Teacher

"Excellent opportunity for children to be able to discuss worries and concerns about secondary school in a safe and  supportive environment."

Year 6 teacher
Year 6 teacher

"Pitched brilliantly and the secondary students were amazing."

Year 6 teacher