Going back to school after the summer holidays
It can be really hard going back to school after the summer holidays. Not everyone looks forward to it. There might be lots of reasons why you might be worried about going back such as:
· being bullied
· finding homework difficult
· having problems at home that make it hard to concentrate
· worrying about exams
· finding it hard to make friends
Whatever the reason, ChildLine is here for you and can help. You can speak to us at any time for support.
I'm worried about moving up to secondary school
The change from primary school to secondary school can be scary. You might be worried about:
· making friends
· finding your way around
· schoolwork and homework
It’s natural to feel like this, even if lots of your friends are moving to the same school as you. Hopefully you will get a chance to have a look round your new school and spend a day there.
If you are able to do this, it will help you feel better about moving. The receptionists in your school’s office should be able to help you if you get lost. They can help you find your way round and also be able to help with some of the other problems you might have too.
If you are worried about anything to do with moving to secondary school, it can really help to talk to someone about how you feel. You could talk to your teacher. This could be either your primary school teacher or your new secondary school teacher. They will be able to help you feel happier about the move. You could also talk to your parents or carers about how you feel.
How can ChildLine help me if I’m having problems at school?
We can help if you’re having problems at school or are worried about moving to a new school.
• Send an email to a ChildLine counsellor
• Write a letter to Sam
• Call ChildLine on 0800 1111
• Speak to a counsellor online through a 1-2-1 chat