The one where C is is introduced to high school!09:14
Last week, Charlie was invited to look around our local high school in the evening. His big brother already goes there, Harry started in September this year. You can imagine how excited Charlie was to go and have a look around the 'big school' to see exactly what it's like. He actually couldn't wait!
We got there and were given a prospectus, there were teachers and other students leading the way around the school but we decided to go and have a look around the school ourselves with Harry being our tour guide because, well, he already knows his way around the school!
There were all activities and events set up around teh school. In the science labs there were bunsen burners and test tubes set up, along with steady hand games and other activities. Charlie headed straight for the test tubes and distilled water to do the experiment that was set up! I was really impressed with how he read the instructions, wore hiss goggles and got on with doing the experiment. He won a prize for completing them all. He enjoyed the lava lamp one, watching the lava turn different colours, it was rather fascinating!
He told me how he couldn't wait to start high school and we talked about how big the school is and how different it is from primary school, while we made our way to the English and Maths block. Charlie joined in with some more activities and I met a few of Harry's teachers a long the way! Charlie also got a lot of "Ohhh a mini Harry" from a couple of the teachers. Haha.
Charlie was fascinated with how big the classrooms were! I think his favourite was probably taste testing the food and school dinners! He enjoyed the pizza and chocolate cake, haha. I may or may not have had a sneaky nibble. Delicious by the way. School dinners have changed a lot since I was at school!!
Charlie also enjoyed the gym and all the activities they had going on in there. He loved the golf game (And won another prize! A rugby wrist band thingy and some sweets!)
He is SO excited about starting high school next year! Charlie said "I'll be with Harry again". Ever since Charlie has started school, he has always had Harry by his side. Until now. Harry started high school in September and Charlie is in his last year of primary school, he really misses Harry. So it'll be lovely for them to be back in the same school.
I am so proud of them all! Especially proud of how confident Charlie is about starting high school next year. I'm also really pleased that Harry has settled in well and he knows where everything is, where all his classes are and what not. I know he was a bit worried about finding his way around the school. He was really proud showing us around!
I can't believe my little 5lb baby starts high school next year *sigh* They grow up so fast, don't they?!