A Back to School Guide - Prepare

July 26, 2017

Back to School Guide - Prepare

How can you be ready for back to school?

The smell of freshly cut grass starts to dwindle, shops have trouble keeping exercise books, pens, and pencils on their shelves, and schools begin to become hubs of life once again: all signs that a new school year is en route!

However, although going back to school is a fresh start and an opportunity for most students, the very word ‘back’ implies that a number of them find going back a difficult process, or at least an upsetting thought.

If you count yourself amongst that number, you should use this blog to get yourself ready, to ‘prepare, look forward, and reflect/plan.’

This is the guide to help you make the most of going back.


The first thing you can do to feel ready is prepare – or at least make yourself feel prepared – by getting whatever equipment you’ll likely need, at least for your first week back at school.

A basic kit that should get you through any first week consists of two pens, two pencils, a ruler, an eraser, a pencil sharpener (basically a pre-packed pencil case that you can buy in every second shop!), a packet of exercise books (failing that, a decent-sized A4 pad), and a bag to carry your things in. You may also need some money to buy a planner from your school.

In addition, check out your uniform. Do you need a new jumper, shirt/blouse, shoes, etc., or will last year’s clothing suffice for now?

Another way to feel prepared, one that will give you the energy and focus to work your way through the seemly unfamiliar early days of week one, is to think about what you’ll have to eat and drink on your breaks.

Will you bring a pre-packed lunch, water, etc. each day; or is there a canteen in the school or a nearby shop for you to buy a good lunch from?

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