Dd started at inde yesterday, went off smiling and came home smiling despite having got lost between lessons and being late for class.
Ds started Adams' yesterday, not so smiley in the morning, miserable at the bus stop, where he was completely ignored by the older boys, so an anxious day for me - but he came home smiling and both went to school happily this morning. Phew.
Hope all new starters had a great day too.
Why am I shattered already!!!
Hope that wasn't the Wolves1 - I will have words with DS2 as he was told to "Treat the new boys as you would have liked to be treated yourself last year".
Having said that it takes the first couple of days for "newbies" to understand the protocols - Yr 7 sit at the front etc - and the not being cool to talk to the younger boys to wear off. Some of the new boys already have nicknames which is a good sign they settled in. DS2 was nervous last year, moreso on day 2, but now it's the favourite part of his day. So much so that three of his friends now catch the bus who didn't last year