‘I don’t want year 7 to end’

Well, my younger son has finished school for the year. Year 7 is over. And he’s not happy.

While most kids can’t wait for school to end, my son thrives on being there. And year 7 has been the best year yet. His school truly is amazing. He’s learned so much and experienced so much over the year that he really doesn’t want year 7 to end.

This year he’s:

And so much more…

Best of all, he’s made lots of friends. He would count at least half of the boys in his class as close friends and the great thing is they will be together right until the end of year 11. For me, and for him, it’s nice that he doesn’t stand out, that everyone is super clever like him. At primary school, he was streets ahead of the others, but at his grammar school, he fits right in. He’s still near the top of the class for everything, but he’s not the only one.

The school is so supportive and has a culture of older students supporting younger students. Everyone is encouraged to take part in everything – sport, music and drama. Nobody is discouraged or teased for being themselves or for being younger or smaller. Nobody teases boys for being interested in singing or drama.

Year 7s are cared for and nurtured by teachers and the whole school community. You can understand why he wouldn’t want year 7 to end. But the possibilities for year 8, year 9 and beyond are endless. There will be just as many opportunities to represent the school in sport, to play in concerts, perform in shows and go on trips.

Year 7 is over, but year 8 is just around the corner and it promises to be every bit as exciting. He can’t wait to get back to school!

Now I just have to cope with entertaining a super intelligent boy who misses school and his friends for seven weeks…

Son, Rugby, 365, 366

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. It sounds like such a huge family with so much caring. That’s not something you get in every school. Usually you hear people say how their child got “lost in the system”. I’m not sure I would want to leave either but what a memorable first year. Hope he does have a lovely summer x

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    • My eldest is lost in the system at his school. I think it happens at a lot of secondaries. My younger son’s school is really the absolute opposite of that!

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  2. Wow! It sounds like he has done so much in year 7….The school sounds fantastic. It is great that everyone is encouraged to take part in everything. My eldest girls school is not like that and it’s so unfair. They had sports day where only the best we’re allowed to take part…I let her have the day off.
    Have a wonderful summer. Good luck in keeping him entertained x

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    • Thanks very much! We’re so lucky he’s at a school like that. My eldest’s school sounds more like you’re daughter’s.
      Thanks goodness for Pokemon Go, is all I can say! Have a good summer 🙂 x

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  3. It’s great when a school & a child ‘fit’ perfectly together – and it sounds like your youngest son has really found his niche and is so happy at school. It’s great because that really is the way children thrive, and it looks like he really has thrived this year.
    There’s always an element of trepidation when you leave something not knowing what’s to come, but I’m sure year 8 and onwards will be just as amazing.
    Best of luck for the next seven weeks…!!

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    • Thanks very much! We’re so lucky he’s in the right school for him, he really is thriving there academically, socially and with sport and the arts too 🙂
      Luckily we’ve got Pokemon Go to get us through the next seven weeks!

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  4. Oh bless him, change is difficult to accept at any age. I hope year 8 is just as fab!
    Nat.x

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    • Thank you! I’m sure it will be. Although I suspect there’s an element of teachers and the whole school community being extra caring towards year 7, which they will lose going into year 8. x

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  5. Aw bless him Sarah, what an incredible year he has had! 100% on his exam is insane! You must be so very proud of him.

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