Induction and start of term programmes to help ease the transition to secondary school
Transition to secondary school is one of the hardest, most significant and overwhelming challenges that young people have to face and can not only affect the pupils, but the teachers and families alike.
MakeBelieve Arts programmes help to ease this transition and significantly build confidence, while also addressing the social and emotional aspects associated with moving.
MakeBelieve Arts’ engagement with transition over the past twelve years has given us a strong understanding of what pupils and schools need, to support this more.
A half or full day Summer induction
Imagine you are on a boat and it crashes onto an unknown and unfamiliar island. You start to discover that other boats have crashed there too, but you don’t know these people and they don’t know you.
MakeBelieve Arts will transform your secondary school into an undiscovered island for the day, turning your new Year 7s into enterprising explorers where they form new friendships, teams and island laws in order to survive.
A half day, beginning of Autumn term workshop
Give us the class until midday and we’ll hand you back the team.
This is an essential workshop for your new Year 7s as we build a safe, fun and friendly environment for them to settle into. Watch them transform into a team in just one morning.
Cost: £375 per form group
Head Start Plus
Weekly, half day, Autumn term nurture group sessions
Pupils can often struggle to make the jump from primary to secondary education. MakeBelieve Arts provides additional and ongoing behavioural, social and emotional support. Tailored to your pupil’s needs, the workshops support students to avoid the danger of falling behind in this crucial first term.
Cost: £400 per week, recommended for a minimum of 3 weeks
All costs, are plus travel and accommodation, for our practitioners, if required.