At the end of May I graduated from secondary school. It seems surreal even saying that! 5 whole years in secondary school on top of 8 years in primary school are over. I’ve spent most of my life in school and it seems so not returning to school in September is going to take some getting used to.
School has it’s ups and downs for me but it’s safe to say that I really will miss it. Primary school for the majority of the time was full of fun and excitement. To this day I’m still friends with one or two girls I got to know in primary school. I always liked playing skipping with the girls in the yard at break time. We also had a great teacher one year who read stories to us in the field at our school when the weather was nice.
Needless to say it was tough moving from primary school to secondary school was very tough. Luckily I got involved in a few clubs and made a few friends. As the years went on my anxiety and stress levels got increasingly worse and I started having more panic attacks and so I had to leave a lot of classes to calm myself down. That’s one thing that I won’t miss but always will frustrate me. I had a horrible row with a friend a few years ago in secondary school and a few upsets but other than that my years in secondary school were actually pretty good.
I’ve gotten used to the routine of waking up early going to school, going to class, having lunch with my friends and coming home and doing my homework as quick as I can to get some revision done and try relax a little before bed. Even though I’ve been sitting my exams; the Leaving Certificate I’m already missing the school routine and starting to worry what it’ll be like in September.
I’m hoping to study law and English in college which I am of course really looking forward to. No maths and geography! I’m very happy about that!! College has so many clubs and societies which will be great too and there’ll be lots of me people to meet. I think this change is going to take a lot of getting used to.
I’ve have a nice group of friends and I do hope we keep in touch. I’ll miss seeing them every day. I’ve had one or two really lovely teachers that I’ll miss too and their classes especially our history teacher who made her classes so interesting. On Tuesday I’ll be wearing my uniform for the very last time as I have my last exam; Spanish.
Our graduation was a beautiful ceremony. We had a Mass. I said a reading with a few other girls and the choir sang. Our whole year group sang I lived by One Republic which was really lovely. Our yearhead made a brilliant speech and that as well as the night a s a whole was very emotional. We had tea and biscuits in courtyard and I took lots of pictures with my friends, teachers and classmates.
I’ve grown up a lot during my years in school and it’s become a place that I’m really fond of and I’ll miss it a great deal.
On to the next adventure now!
Have you graduated recently?
Do you feel the same way?