The summers over and it’s the night before my first day at Limavady High School.
I had been excited all summer about going to school and now its tomorrow I don’t want to go. I’m so nervous; I can’t sleep from thinking about it. What if I don’t make any friends? What if I get lost? I keep tossing and turning and the next thing I knew I was asleep.”Ring”, my alarm went of, it sounded like a billion car alarms going off around me.
I tried to ignore it by putting my pillow over my head but then my mum came in and told me to get up and get ready. I finally got up and got dressed, my new uniform looked so strange on me, it made me feel all grown up. As I was walking to the kitchen I could smell cooking drifting down the hall, my mum had made me a special breakfast.
I felt so guilty because I could barely eat the delicious food she had prepared especially for me. I was so nervous; it felt like a million butterflies flapping around in my stomach!I tried to avoid everything, putting on my shoes, getting my school bag and took as long as I could walking to the car, just so I didn’t have to go to school. On the drive to school I saw lots of people wearing the same uniform as me and I couldn’t help but think will I get on with the other pupils. I got more nervous; I felt like jelly and was really warm, the closer we got to the school the worse I got. Then I looked and all I could see was limavady high school in big yellow writing! I got out and walked in all alone.
The walk to the school felt like a million miles, my legs felt like jelly and I just wanted to run back to the car. I kept staring back over my shoulder at my dad, and then I heard the car start and he drove off and left me all alone to face this new place all by myself. I felt so alone with no one to turn to.”Jayne,” was all I heard going in the school gate. It was my best mate Vicky. It made me jump up with a big smile, but I was still nervous. I was scared no one would like me or the teachers would hate me.
We walked on in anyway; I felt better having a friend with me. She seemed excited and hyper when I was nervous and scared. So many thoughts and worries were running around my head, am I the only one who is feeling this way? Why was she excited? Why isn’t she scared like me, is there something wrong with me?Everyone was dashing past me, they all seemed to know where they were going. Was it just me who was lost and alone? I heard someone shout on Vicky and suddenly she was gone, I was alone again and getting worried. I had no idea where to go. A teacher came over to me, didn’t no what to do or what she was going to say.
He told me where I was suppose to be, he must of new I didn’t understand what to do, so he walked down with me to the assembly hall.I went into the assembly hall feeling really silly, everyone seemed to be with someone and chatting and laughing, I was sitting all by myself; I stood out like a sore thumb. The headmaster came and welcomed us all, everyone had been talking and when he walked in it was went quiet. I saw Vicky she stood out in the sea of faces to me because she was the one person I wanted to be with, so I rushed over to her and sat beside her, I crossed my fingers and hoped to be in her class and… I was there was a lot of people in my class, they all had big smiles and no one looked lost or worried like me.
The day went so fast, I met lots of new people, did lots of new things and my class was the nicest bunch of people I’d ever met. We walked in a big group to each different class and met some of our new teachers. At lunch some of my new friends and I sat together and talked about our old schools. “Ding”, the bell went, it was 3.20 already and I had a brilliant day.
I still feel alone and I don’t know why, everyone’s so nice and happy, I hope tomorrow goes as well as today.