9 Things I Wish I'd Known in First Year in Learning
Recent school leaver Emma Thomas tells us 9 things she wishes she'd known when she started first year.
1) Speak up
If there is something bothering you, tell somebody! Whether it is a teacher or a peer, they will be willing to listen.
2) Get into a routine
3) Be yourself
Don’t worry about what anybody else thinks because at the end of the day you can’t please everyone. So long as you're kind and considerate to everyone you meet you don't have to worry if you just don't gel with some people.
4) Don't leave it to the last minute
Try to do your homework as soon as you can so that you aren’t panicking when you do it the night before it has to be handed in.
5) Get mingling
6) Seek out opportunities
Take on as many extra responsibilities as you can, such as getting work experience or being a prefect, to help make your college, university or job applications stand out when you're leaving.
7) Enjoy your individuality
You don’t have to copy everything your friends do, be your own person!
8) Don't be afraid to ask
After school classes are a great way to revise and work on anything that you were stuck on during class time.
9) Enjoy it
Make the most of high school because the time really does fly by.
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