My Experience of going back to school for one…last…term

By Mariam Yusuf

Well… School has now become a whole new experience – similar to when you decide to jump in the deep end and you end up having to get used to the new waters. Well for me, I’ve been able to get used to the whole system despite it being so weird. But; you’ve come to listen to me talk about my experience of heading back to school, right? So, let’s get on with it…

Firstly, our school day has been reduced by a SIGNIFICANT amount. Before it used to be from 8:40am to 3pm however; we ended up having to come in from 10am to 1pm. Cool right? Well… it doesn’t seem like a long time but when you’re in that classroom sitting on the same chairs socially distanced, let’s just say your mind starts to wander. Or it may be something different for you guys since; I’m just a really impatient person.  Our three hours intensively focus on just one subject which is great since; we can just ask whatever question/just focus on a specific topic! So there’s no joking around when it comes to these sessions.

Alas, I’ve had to cope with a extremely great loss… hold on a minute… let me get this out… we actually didn’t have school dinners anymore! What a tragedy – our teachers were trying to take the government’s safety protocols into account so unfortunately, we had to bring food from home into school. Most people didn’t really do so since it was just for three hours and we had shops nearby so not too bad folks!

I really do have to salute our teachers for how well they’ve coped with this change. For example, I do A Level English Literature. Our teacher ended up teaching (and at the same time rushing) to get us finished with the final pieces of coursework before we got to next year where we wouldn’t have time to go back to our coursework. So let’s have a round of applause for our teachers!

At the end of our school say, we just make sure we sanitise every time we go to a different classroom/leave and then it’s freedom for us! For now, …

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and now I’ll hand it over to you guys to enjoy your coronacation.