Relax! Don't let thought of changing schools ruin your summer
Grantham Journal column by Grace Moxon, a Year 6 pupil of Colsterworth Primary School
The weather is getting nice isn’t it? That can only mean one thing...it’s summer! Sunshine, ice cream, holidays, the beach.... whilst all of that is music to many of our ears, it is not going to be complete fun and games for everyone.
Year 6 children across the country will be gearing up to leave primary school this summer before going on to secondary school in September. It’s a big step in your life and one that is going to take up the next few years to come.
Moving on to secondary school will be hard work, with mountains of homework to complete as well as new lessons and people to get used to, but don’t get anxious about it and spend your summer stressed. Instead, try thinking of moving on as being fun. We all need change to happen as we would get bored otherwise. So making a fresh start in September will be new and exciting, not to mention all the new friends you will meet in your new chapter.
Just think, you are not going to be the only one feeling anxious about moving on. We are all in the same position. Keep this in mind and don’t let anything hold you back or knock your confidence. If you are still not sure, however, there should be a transition day coming up for you soon at your new school. These days will allow you to witness secondary school life for real and hopefully meet some new faces too, which will make starting in September feel easier.
So, whichever new school you are moving on to, don’t be afraid, keep calm and let your colours show! If you are still feeling anxious or unsure, talk to your friends, older siblings and your families for their help and support. Do not spend the summer suffering in silence.
I reckon your parents will still remember you when you were just starting in reception, being new to school, wearing uniform that’s too big or you took it from your older brother or sister. Well, it’s going to be exactly the same this time around and so they can help put your fears at rest.
So relax, be yourself and enjoy the time you have left at primary school and most importantly the summer!