In ‘Student Voice’ this week, it’s the turn of Year 9. We asked students to consider two things before the year ends: what do they miss about Sharples and what are their feelings about the return to school in September.

 

What do I miss about Sharples?

I miss extra-curricular activities like vocal lessons and sports, especially the rounders and netball team. P.E lessons were always really fun and I miss the members of staff that made it fun like Mrs Paradine and Mrs Power. I miss socialising with other students during lunch and break and even chatting to teachers who were usually so nice and open. It’s little things like that.

How do I feel about the September return?

I’m excited because I miss socialising with others and being in a classroom setting as I feel like I learn better in that environment. However, I’m not really prepared to go back to the old routine of waking up early and having to dress up and sit in a classroom for hours on end! I feel that it’s going to be very difficult for many people to readjust to routines that many of us have moved away from. I was slightly concerned about being near to so many students and the risk of there being a second wave; I feel safer now knowing that the school has put in an effort to avoid such problems arising. I’m excited to go back to school but I recognise that it’s going to be difficult to fall back into old habits.

Shaina Gatharia

 

What do I miss about Sharples?

I miss everything about Sharples School. The assemblies, friends, teachers, playgrounds,the food- I loved the doughnuts on Thursday – are all things you don’t realise mean so much! I also miss Sharples because I can’t study the way I used to in school. Online lessons are good but they aren’t the same and my GCSE’s are in less than two years.

How do I feel about the September return?

I am feeling joyous for the return of school, although it won’t be the same as before. People will be cautious of coughs and sneezes, the lessons may be a little awkward and will take some to readjust to. I really want to go school during the six-week holidays but at least Sharples is starting in September!

Hamza Fozdar

 

What do I miss about Sharples?

One of the many things I miss about Sharples is the community that makes up the school. I remember going to school every day and feeling such a positive energy from everyone in school. Staying at home made me realize how much I take the community for granted. I can’t wait for September to feel that refreshing feeling of going to school and meeting all the staff and students again.

How do I feel about the September return?

I am very excited but also there’s naturally a side of me that is worried for my safety and the safety of others. I can’t wait to meet all my friends and all the supporting teachers of Sharples. On the other hand, I am worried because of the whole Covid-19 situation. I do have confidence in Sharples to protect me and all the vulnerable students and staff. 

Mrwa Mohamed Kheir

 

What do I miss about Sharples?

I miss many things about Sharples especially being able to learn with other students and have fun whilst being there. I also miss the feeling of learning new things with other students and being able to talk with people during breaks. I will not forget the amount of fun I had there until Covid – 19 started. I miss that. 

How do I feel about the September return?

I actually feel quite nervous for our return as we have been inside for quite a long period of time and haven’t been outside for quite a while. It will take time for me and other people to get used to the changes; I really hope that things will return back to normal as soon as possible. Also, it is really important that we go back to school due to our education. The live lessons really helped us throughout the time we have been off but I want to be in class again.

Liyana Abdo