FREE Lesson and Workbook for Year 6 pupils on Puberty and the Move to Secondary School

We have created an easy to use lesson and workbook using the characters from My Mate Fancies You, our theatre in education programme on puberty and the transition to secondary school. The lesson consists of 5 animations and 5 activities. They have been designed to be run by children themselves or with support from teachers, parents, guardians or siblings or with friends over video group chats.

These have been created specifically for these strange times and are available as a FREE download to help prepare year 6s for the changes ahead.

Loudmouth is a theatre in education company that delivers performances and workshops to help children and young people to stay healthy, happy and safe.

Many of you may know our longest running and most successful programme, My Mate Fancies You. It supports children in Key Stages 2 and 3 to learn about puberty and prepare them for the transition from primary to secondary school. We have been delivering versions of this programme since 1995 and usually deliver hundreds of sessions of this programme during the summer months.

However….there is a pretty good chance that due to Covid-19 and school closures that we won’t be able to deliver this programme in schools this summer. So, we have come up with this exciting and engaging alternative!

There are 2 files for this activity, The lesson file which is a pdf including links to all of the videos and a workbook in Word format for students to fill in during the lesson. You can download the lesson and the workbook using the 2 buttons below.

Link to the lesson

Link to the workbook

We’d love to have your feedback on these so please send any comments or suggestions to These are our first animations and we have been busy learning the software to be able to create these. We are pleased with how these have turned out and will keep learning and developing further resources and hope you and your students enjoy and learn from these too.

Hope these are useful and stay safe!

What people say

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Brilliant acting and interaction with the children. The play itself covered puberty in an open, realistic and humorous way which forms a terrific basis for future discussion with the teacher and each other. So much depends on the enthusiasm of the actors and I feel that we were very lucky to have such a talented pair, not only to perform, but to lead the discussions afterwards. They were able to relate to the children without any embarrassment. SUPERB!!


Compared to other companies we have had covering the same content, the actors were more flexible and accommodating to the children’s individual needs. Through their answers and questions, the children were demonstrating a higher level of understanding, empathy and personal safety.

Safeguarding Lead