We took a trip on the bus today, so DS knew the route and where to get off and on. Ok, it wasn't at school time - strangely no-one was up for an 8am start - but it gave him a good idea of what to expect. Just got to purchase the bus pass now - ouch!
How I yearn to live somewhere away from the 7am commuter madness on buses and trains and roads, perhaps I should buy a microlite?
Op...your boy will be just tickerdyboo, barely anyone remembers anything about induction day, except what they ate for lunch!
Every one is quiet for a few weeks, then the extrovert (read: shout in your face) kids surface, then the average sociable lot find their voices, then the quiet ones assert themselves, finally by the back end of year 8 the shy, introverted children find their feet.
Had he missed the first few weeks, it nay have been scarier, but just his induction day, no problem, my very shy boy actually felt far more confident at the start, when most were quiet, than further into the year.
Good luck, brilliant news by the way.