My Year 7 Life


The most highly anticipated year of a student’s life is also the one that can change the course of their adult psychology forever – the transition into Year 7. Psychologists have discovered that the way we navigate the change from Top Dog to Small Fish affects how successfully we navigate our entire lives, making the finding of new friends, dealing with new teachers and surviving puberty critically important.

In My Year 7 Life, 16 diverse kids from around the country were given cameras to document their transition from primary school to high school. The series goes straight to the source, getting first-hand accounts from the kids as they navigate the monumental changes taking place during their first year of high school. Through their experiences, we discover just how much homework parents and carers have to do to help the kids relieve the stress and anxiety around a year that everyone remembers as one of the hardest at high school.