Braydon on starting secondary school

If you’re in Year 6 and starting secondary school in September, you might be feeling a bit nervous, a bit excited and a bit unsure what to expect. We caught up with Braydon Bent, the Man City supporting internet superstar and one half of our Braydon v Mr Burton video, to find out how he’s been finding lockdown and how he feels about moving on up to secondary school in September. This is what he had to say.

I'm very excited to move over to secondary school... I'm also very scared and nervous. I'm sure everything's gonna be alright. My teachers told me there's nothing to worry about and so did my Mum and Dad, so I'm sure it's gonna all be fine. – Braydon.

So Braydon's got his snazzy new uniform, visited his secondary school and even had a video call with his new classmates, but what are his top tips for making sure that your transition goes as smoothly as possible?

Braydon’s advice for those moving up to secondary school this year:

1. Talk to other people who’ve already been to secondary school, such as parents or older brothers and sisters to get their perspective on it. Make sure you ask lots of questions.

2. Read as much as you can, whether that's books or websites - there is so much useful information out there.

3. Don't worry too much, Braydon says "I'm sure everything's gonna be alright. My teachers told me there's nothing to worry about and so did my Mum and Dad, so I'm sure it's gonna all be fine."

Starting secondary school this summer? Get the lowdown from Mr Burton
Making new friends
Myths about teachers