Thursday, 8 January 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES...

Struggling to cope with the new school term? Readers offer their best tips on making the most of school…

Rachael says:
Count down the weeks to the next holiday… the weeks will go faster than you think! Help the time go faster by signing up for fun activities after school or at the weekends - join a new club or arrange to see friends - and stay organized with homework and revision. If you're chaotic about study, you'll feel like you're not on top of things and it will just add to the miserable feeling. Finally, take time out after school or at weekends to chill a little - we all need that sometimes.

Grace says:
School can be fun if you make an effort to make it memorable; if you're finding it hard to get back into the swing of things, try not to think about it too much and stay busy. The time will go faster than you think! Focus on your favourite subject and make the most of your friends… if you get on well with classmates, arrange to see them at weekends too; the friendships will deepen!

Amber says:
Don't think of school as a chore - it's a chance to learn and have fun! You get to see your friends and take classes with them; if you don't know anyone in your classes, see that as a chance to get to know someone new! I have struggled with school in the past and worrying doesn't help… try looking for the positives with each subject and make the most of it!
ART - have fun drawing and getting creative...
ENGLISH - learn how to write and read awesome stories...
SCIENCE - find out how the world and everything in it works...
HISTORY - learn about our ancestors and see how lucky we are in the 21st century...
DT - create amazing, practical things...
MUSIC - express yourself in sound and song...
PE - a fun way to get fit…
DRAMA - recreate your fave movie scenes…
Enjoy school, you'll miss it when you leave!

Kelsey says:
I used to not enjoy school at all, and I found it very hard to make friends. I wasn't bullied, but I felt so miserable, like I didn't fit in. Then we had a student teacher I really liked, and she talked to me about making the most of school and taking charge of your own life, and it changed my approach. I started getting more involved with things. First drama club, which she was running; then netball and chess club. I made some new friends and together we decided to launch a film club, and that  has been brilliant and helped us get to know kids from other schools as we work with other young people in the region now. That student teacher has long gone, but she did me a huge favour and I wonder now what I found so difficult about school. I think I was shy and that meant I was often on the sidelines. Now I am much more involved in things and more confident, and if something isn't happening, I am happy to be the one to make it happen - like getting a group together to organise a Christmas prom, for example. You only get one shot at school… make it count!

Cathy says: 
Good advice! Do you find school hard going in winter? Or do you have any tips for making it fun? COMMENT BELOW to share your views!

3 comments:

  1. I used to hate school but after a chat with myself I realized I just had alwayd told my brain school was meant to be boring. I tried to see the fun side of school. Try to make your breaks enjoyable. Get to no your teachet they may surprise you.

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  2. Everyone things school is a bore but how do thing our fav people became like this leading in school by doing literacy compression and all other things.see if you find it boring go to the toilet put on makeup claim you have got a belly ache people will come in the toilet that u could talk to.my advice is to stick it out you never know you could become a famouse author a famouse rapper like Nicki manj.you will miss school when you leave it cause there is a big world out there that will pick you up and spit u out !

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  3. I think u should enjoy school cause when u leave it u will miss it and there is a big world out there that will pick u up and spit u out! In winter join afterschool clubs any thing u fancy. Do music lessons some of them make you miss class.but what you would have to. Wonder is how we got our famouse stars today by joining a clubs taking a chance doing literacy numeracy science . You never know you could be one of them !!!

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