Pre-transition in-school presentation

Pre-transition in-school presentation

About this activity

Suitable for Year 6 pupils. Supports the PSHE and Citizenship National Curriculum.

NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes, but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

Depending on your borough, you will either be offered an in-school presentation or invited to an external Junior Citizenship Scheme (JCS) half-day event. In both cases the TfL Travel for Life Safety and Citizenship team will contact you directly.

Presentations are free for all schools. They typically last one hour and are for the whole of Year 6 as a group. Sessions focus on the following topics:

  • Journey planning
  • Active travel choices (such as cycling and walking)
  • Using different modes of transport in London
  • Ticketing (including the Zip Oyster photocards)
  • Getting help
  • Showing respect for members of staff and other passengers
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Awareness of possible dangers and personal safety

The TfL Travel for Life Safer Journey Planner and Activity Booklet linked to in the resources can be used to extend and reinforce the messages from the session.

Watch a transition presentation in action.

Presentations can be adapted for SEND schools with pupils who wish to travel more independently.

This activity supports the Vision Zero target to eliminate death and serious injuries on London’s streets.

Activity steps

Contact your borough officer
Speak to your borough officer to find out if your school will be offered an in-school presentation
Keep an eye out…
Watch out for an invitation for an in-school presentation for your Year 6 pupils
Check for success
Ask your pupils about the session. Did they enjoy it? What key messages did they take from the event?
Use the transition resource
Use the TfL Travel for Life Safer Journey Planner and accompanying lesson and the TfL Travel for Life Safety and Citizenship Activity Booklet to extend and reinforce the messages from the session
Tell your story
Sign in to TfL Travel for Life to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feed back to your borough officer


  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Public transport
  • Independent travel
  • Road safety

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Supports the PSHE National Curriculum
  • Encourages independent travel
  • Promotes positive travel behaviours