29 Apr 2014

‘Moving Up’ – A Primary Transition Show


‘Moving Up’ is a theatre show about the transition to secondary school

Key Aims

  • Give up to date and relevant advice and guidance about starting high school.
  • Show the positive sides of the transition to a new school.
  • Dispel myths on bullying, scary teachers, homework, getting lost and other common fears about starting secondary school.
  • Look at key issues such as first impressions, timetables, making friends and coping with change.
  • Explore the emotions and feelings year 7’s will be experiencing.


‘Moving Up’ is the latest theatrical creation by 2engage Performing Arts. It follows the journey of Chris and Sophie, two primary school leavers who are about to embark on the next step and move up to high school. Using an engaging mix of comical characters and a number of classic transition scenarios, audiences come head to head with the truth about going to secondary school. Making friends, first impressions, bullying and getting lost are all creatively addressed throughout this 40 minute theatre production.

This highly entertaining show goes out to settle some of those anxious feelings we all had when starting high school, as well as dispelling some of those classic myths along the way.

Additional Workshop:

To go alongside the ‘Moving Up’ show there is an optional interactive transitional workshop available that supports the mains themes in the performance. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore their hopes and fears about secondary school.
  • Examine the main issues of transition to secondary school further.
  • Gain confidence through drama skills, presenting and team work exercises.

This workshops duration can vary and can last from 45 minutes to a full day depending on your aims. Contact us here for more information.

“Seeing 2engage perform and interact with the young audience was a pleasure. The subject matter was very apt, entertaining and reassuring to any Primary school leavers, as they addressed many of the key issues, and angst’s surrounding this change of environment. The dramatic and comedic presentation of these issues informed and engaged a young crowd, whom might have been less engaged, if it was any other session. It is a testament to 2engage that we find their presentation to primary school students an essential part of our Primary outreach programme.”

Matt Williams – Widening Participation Collaboration Officer.

“The performance was superb! It was a huge hit with the children (and us!). On the evaluation forms many said that it was their favourite activity of the day.”

Helen Beech – Outreach Assistant.

“Moving up is an excellent portrayal of the worries and fears that year 6 students may feel before progressing to high school. The performance tackles these issues in a humorous and entertaining way, thoroughly engaging students throughout the show. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this show!”

 Laura Barclay – Widening Participation Officer.

“I enjoyed the play because it was so so so fun!”

“I enjoyed the show at the end because I worry about high school now I am not so worried.”

“I enjoyed the play because it was hilarious.”

“I enjoyed the play most.”

“I enjoyed the play about school, I really enjoyed it.”

Pupil feedback – from evaluation forms on transition days.

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