The size of the school

This film was recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Getting lost is one of the main concerns when you start a new secondary school. Here, students from CBBC’s Our School, talk about how they got used to the size of their new school and offer tips on finding your way round.


  • Always have your timetable with you so you know where you are supposed to be next

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are lost

  • You’ll get lots of practical help: a visiting day before you start at the new school; being shown around the school; a map of the school in your planner; people showing you the way and the routines

  • You will be given a buddy to help you, probably from the class above – feel free to ask them lots of questions, they’ll remember exactly how you feel!

  • Don’t expect to remember it all at once, or to know everything on the first day

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