The quality of the uniform is fantastic, my 3 year old son wears the trousers, he is very active, always climbing, falling over and getting himself filthy, the trousers are still as good as new. They wash brilliantly even on a 15 degree wash.Leighanne, Mum of three
As much as we don’t want to admit it, Summer is over, for schools at least and this week saw most of the nation packing their back packs and pencil cases and heading back to the classroom.
For many, however, there might have been a few butterflies as they headed to school for the first time. To find out who actually is more nervous, the parents our the kids and to get some top tips on how to prepare, we sat down with Melissa from our Accounts department to see how she coped when she sent her oldest son to High School.
‘Definitely me but then again I worry about everything to the extreme. Charlie on the other hand was more concerned as he didn’t know what really to expect and obviously it is so much different to primary school, things like getting lost as the school is so big was one of Charlie’s main concerns.’
‘Charlie had been to his new High School for three inset days so we had already planned his route and how long it would take so that bit was all fine. I made sure he had a few earlier nights and less lie-ins at the end of the holidays as going to High School meant getting up earlier in the mornings.
I have a close group of friends who all have children in the same year so we had many discussions about different things, i.e how they would travel to school, what time would they meet, best place to buy uniform from, and many more!’
‘Charlie’s Primary School were fantastic with their support for the year 6 children, Charlie left feeling confident and ready for his next step in life. Charlie’s new High School offered lots of advice and sent many flyers out with all the important information on, everything we needed to know was covered.‘
‘Yes, I always take a first day Back to School photo, one on their own and one together. I love looking back on their previous years photos.’
‘I always like to be organised but especially this year with our Wedding followed by our holiday so I actually bought all the embroidered uniform the last week of term, leaving only trousers, shirts and coats to buy when I got back.’
‘Stay calm and positive as this is what your child picks up on….tell your child about all the good times we had at high school and how exciting is it reaching this next step in their lives. Even though I was really nervous about Charlie going to High School I made sure he didn’t realise this.
It has all been good up to now so the panicking was for nothing really, he’s made lots of new friends already.’
To answer the question ‘Who’s really more nervous when starting a new School?’, we think Melissa will agree, it’s definitely the parents!
We are delighted with this new eco-initiative. The quality of the uniform is excellent – you would never guess the material is made from recycled plastic and the added bonus is that it’s more hard wearing and colourfast than ordinary material.Headteacher, Falconers Hill Infant School