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From River to Sea: project by The Art Room and BAFTA Kids

From River to Sea: project by The Art Room and BAFTA Kids

We've teamed up with BAFTA Kids to launch From River to Sea; an art project to support children to cope with the move from primary school to secondary or high school.

This project is designed for students in their final year of primary education getting ready to transition to secondary or high school. The project is a chance for children to think about their time at primary school, and the changes ahead as they ‘sail’ into secondary or high school.

Starting secondary or high school can feel like a huge leap for children and their families – and transition could feel particularly strange this year after the past academic year. Many children may feel that they have missed out on the usual end-of-term rituals such as leavers assemblies, end of the year parties and saying goodbye to friends and teachers.

Download From River to Sea Project (PDF 727KB)  

Watch CBBC's Rhys Stephenson, YouTube star Nikki Lilly, and BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Gracie Gosling, share their experiences of starting secondary school:


At Place2Be we believe that art is a creative tool to develop resilience and connect with others. Our Art Room team are specialists in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing.

Read more advice on getting ready to start secondary or high school.

Inspired? Why not try one of our other Art Room projects on themes including seasons, space and colours?

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