Kids talk

17th August 2012 at 01:00
Kaze, Bryony and Jamie, P7, talk to Julia Belgutay about their hopes and fears for starting secondary school

Jamie: I'm excited. Very excited. It's just getting to do loads more subjects, like science.

Bryony: I'm excited about meeting new people, which I did on our three day visits already, and getting to know them.

Kaze: I'm excited. We have a lot more subjects and a lot more teachers, so, like, if you don't like one teacher you have more.

Jamie: I'm not worried about it at all.

Bryony: I understand why people might be worried, though, because they might not be social enough and they might think they are good at one thing and not good at the other.

Jamie: I sometimes worry that they might know more.

Bryony: More in maths, for me. And with the writing. It's one of my favourite subjects, but I'm not very good at dividing and stuff, more at percentages and fractions. It's going to be weird being the little ones again. I already got bumped in there and someone said something to me.

Kaze: It's like being in P1 again.

Bryony: It's not all looking after the little ones, because now you have to look after yourself instead.

Kaze: It's better because we've got friends. I am with Bryony, so like our first day was very exciting and it was a bit strange.

Bryony: I think the events we did to prepare us really helped, because it gets you to know the school better, and it obviously gets you to know that you can ask for help. You don't just have to get on with it, because everyone is really friendly.

Jamie: In nearly every class I was in we did something different to introduce us to everyone in our class. In English we did a sheet, in drama we did some sort of acting thing.

Kaze: At our school, we didn't need something like that, because the S6 were with you all the time, so that was good.

Bryony: The teacher said that if you are bad, the S6s have the authority to punish you, and it's like they're S6s and they're saying they're a bit like adults. Everyone was calling us the S1s when we were there, and it kind of felt good to realise we were actually kind of almost S1. My new school doesn't have uniforms. If you make a mistake then people could laugh at you.

Kaze: I'll put my clothes out the night before - I won't do it in the morning.

Jamie: I don't think I will change a lot in high school.

Bryony: I think I'm going to change and I might lose my friends.

Kaze: I think I'm going to change, too.

Bryony: I was told the S6s might push you about a tiny bit, but it's not a big deal, because they just don't really think.

Kaze: If you have someone who is with you, you can help each other.

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