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First Days of Year 7

Hi,

I’m Charlotte and I have recently joined year 7 at Launceston College. At first I was so nervous: What if I got lost? What if I don’t make friends?

I wasn’t worried or nervous about my tutor group because I thought I would be with a friend of mine. But big shock, I wasn’t. Yes sure I was with someone in my school but we weren’t friends exactly so what would happen my first day after my transition days…

FIRST DAY OF COLLEGE: I caught the bus, simple! It stops right outside my house. Mummy and Daddy and my sister waved me off. I sat next to my best friend and rode off to my new school.

As soon as I got off the bus, I automatically looked around trying to spot someone I knew. But I couldn’t find anyone! Unlike my transition days everyone was dressed the same.

Eventually, I found my way to my Tutor room. I slid in silently next to a friendly girl. We had our lessons switched around so that IAG time was first. Phew! I didn’t have to leave the room I was in. YET! Luckily, I made friends very quickly with her. She is very nice.

DING, DING, DING! The bell went to mark the end of period one. I had done my first lesson! That wasn’t too bad I thought to myself as I wandered out of the classroom. As I entered the main building I saw, and I didn’t expect it, loads of students: year 7, 8, 9 ,10, 11, 12 and 13. All the years in the whole school, bustle, bustle, bustle, chatter, chatter, chatter. Great looming corridors with other peoples’ paintings pinned on to them stretched out before me. I could just about see Amy and the others ahead. I dodged in and out of people: excuse me, coming through, sorry-all the time keeping my eye on my tutor group and then…. I was there! Period two! Computing! My teacher is called Miss Casey and she is very nice.

BREAK TIME! At last! I met up with my friend and she introduced me to all her friends, there were quite a few of them.

As soon as the bell went to the mark end of breaktime, I was shooting off to one of many lessons for the week; science, with bunsen burners lighting magnesium, learning how to speak French, PE I did badminton it is sooo fun.

So I have survived my first week. All my teachers are friendly, I kind of expected them to be but was worried about meeting them, and I really like them. I also like my tutor group and I’ve now made lots of friends. I’m enjoying all my lessons and I can’t wait until the year 7 residential.

By Charlotte McNeela 7SI