School Advice From A Big Sister

As a new Cognita student you’re already feeling pretty overwhelmed , there are so many new things to take in when it comes to starting a secondary school, not to mention that you are now the official babies of the school. Here are a few year 7 experiences that we all go through but can be easily avoided or solved with a little guidance from a former year 7.

Rucksacks

As a year 7 you immediately think “oh rucksacks are practical and cool” and of course as a follow on from this thought a rucksack becomes your choice of bag. Wrong. Over the years I have seen some year 7s with bags so big that they have actually fallen over. You don’t need that much stuff so just get a normal satchel bag and the dilemma is solved.

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Lockers and Locks

I cannot remember how many locks I have had to had cut off by the school caretaker because I lost my key somewhere. In fact it got to the point where I just stopped bothering with putting a lock on my lock altogether. I soon realised that was a bad idea but I have the solution. Replacment Locker Keys from an online key cutting company locksmith. It’s a cheap service and quick and it saves you going through 20 locks.

 

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Uniform Struggles

Being a new member of the school of course you want to be an outstanding moral student and follow the uniform code to the letter. This can be troublesome when combined with the fact that students lose everything and then choose to replace their lost uniform with a top they found in the changing rooms. This of course starts an endless cycle of lost and stolen tops. The simple solution to this is to name tag, nametag everything!

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Stationery

Every new year 7 gets a bit OCD over their brand new stationery. My advice to you is you don’t need it. Unless you know there’s a task where you’ll be doing extensive colouring then really you just need a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber and you’re sorted.

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