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How to survive the return to school: 5 top tips to make it less painful


Nowadays, everything is readily available to us with just a single click. You need to know when man first landed on the moon? Google it. You want to learn how to play the guitar? Find a YouTube tutorial. You need to know what 1.489 plus 2.965 is? Use the calculator on your smartphone.

Yes, we have all this information at our fingertips, but school is about so much more than mastering equations or memorizing dates. Not only is the learning you do in a classroom fundamentally different to spending a few rushed minutes in front of a small screen, the most important, and I’d go so far as to say the best thing about school life are the personal connections you make with teachers and classmates.

However, going back to school after a long summer break can be tough. To make it easier for everyone, here are five suggestions to make this step a little smoother and the start of school that much easier.


1. Start your routine early

About a week before school begins, start going to bed at a reasonable time so that you automatically wake up early. On a school day you know that your alarm will start blaring at 7am, so don’t go to bed around 2am. This is way better than having to start your day with 3 cups of coffee and spending the whole day feeling so tired.


2. Make a to-do list

With the help of your parents, make a list of everything you need to buy and what you need to do to prepare. You’ll feel more organised and less stressed on your first school day. What’s more, you’ll be ready to confront everyone’s worst enemy: procrastination.


3. Get ready the night before

Instead of wasting time in the morning trying to find a school book and packing your bag, do it the night before. This means that you don’t need to get up quite so early so you can sleep more.


4. Eat your breakfast. Seriously.

The most important meal of the day is often missed in the morning rush and stress to make the school bus.
Eat your breakfast! Everyday. It’s what will give you the energy and focus you need to make it through the day. Remember, your body needs fuel just like a car.


5. Make friends

Keep your old friends but make an effort to make new ones as well. Join at least one new club that matches your interests and will bring you in contact with new friends. Friends, as we said before, are what make the school experience so special, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Check our range of extracurricular activities and clubs by clicking here.


Just remember that your time at school really is the best time of your life; everyone will tell you that no matter how much you say you hate it during your time there, you’ll always miss it when it’s over.

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