Hear from Luke about his move to secondary school from his small primary school.

Luke is from Shetland and goes to a rural primary school, which has just 2 teachers, 23 pupils and only 4 children going up to high school together.

At our primary school you get to know everyone really well. In the early years when I was very little it was great that everyone from P1 to P7 was involved with all the activities together.

shetland ponies

Things I am looking forward to:

  1. Making more friends my own age.
  2. More than 1 teacher
  3. A bigger range of subjects.
  4. PE – At a little school it is difficult to do sports. We can’t play team sports because there are not enough people and for things like athletics and sports days as there is not enough competition. We can join up with other small schools for competitions but it is not the same and does not happen often enough.

Things that will be different:

Getting up much earlier to catch the school bus. Although, I’m not worried about the journey which should be quite good fun. My big brother and cousin get the bus and I will know everyone else on the bus from our area.

All in all I am really looking forward to High School and leaving primary school behind.