#qsmypictoday Tonight was my first visit to my son’s new secondary school where he’ll be starting in September. I missed the open day as I was working away so he went with my mum, but I could see why he was so impressed.
After hearing from the principle about the ethos and curriculum and learning that the uniform will cost me £786327894, I was taken on a tour of the school by one of the current Year 7 students.
It is amazing what a difference two terms at secondary school makes. They all seemed so incredibly grown up compared to my son and the other children there who are due to start in September.
I still think of him as my baby, even though he is already very independent and walks to and from school by himself every day, and it’s hard to imagine that this time next year he might be showing new students and their parents around this vast maze of a school with all the confidence of somebody very much at home in their surroundings.
I don’t want him to grow up, but I do at the same time, and I’m sure he’ll have a great experience and grow into a wonderful young man in the next seven years that he’ll spend there.