Many students will have mixed feelings about returning to school.
There will be some excitement to meet up with friends and to get back to a normal routine.
There will also be some nervousness about how it will work out.
This is normal.
Everyone will feel a little uncertain.
The school environment will be set up to keep us all as safe as possible.
This means that every student will have a seat assigned to him or her and will spend most of the school day in the same room surrounded by the same people.
Everyone will be encouraged to wash hands regularly and hand sanitiser will be freely available.
Classrooms and corridors will be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis.
Students will be encouraged to make a real effort to follow the protocols so that everyone can feel safe.
When class resumes in late August, the best advice I can give to all students is to live as much in the present as possible. What I mean by that is, take each day at a time and don’t use up valuable energy wondering about what might or might not happen in the future.
Everyone is in the same situation.
Nobody knows for certain when we will contain the virus so there is no point speculating.
One of the advantages of returning to school is the sense of belonging to a community that it offers.
Let’s support one another by being positive and getting on with life.
Do your best to get a good routine in place and stick to it.
This will help you to feel in control.
Successful students know how important it is to get off to a good start so don’t waste time and get your head down.