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My time at boarding school

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My time at boarding school At the beginning of year six, when I was ten, my mum brought up the subject of secondary school and I realised that, after that year, I would have to leave the school and people I had known for many years. I knew I would have to leave my friends, because they were all going to the local comprehensive school, and as my brother was at a private school, I would have to go to one too. I had a choice. I could go to Dauntsey's school, the same as my brother, but I would have had to wear the horrible brown uniform. Therefore, I went to Bruton School for Girls. A private Girl's school in Somerset. I did not particularly like that uniform, but if I was to go, I would be a boarder and that was what made me want to go, more than anything. I remember getting my green, tartan kilt and my green woolly jumper, my white shirts and socks and my black tights. Tights were to be worn in the winter and socks were to be worn in the summer. I remember when the day finally came. I was excited, but very, very nervous. ...read more.


I walked downstairs and the bushy haired girl and the Chinese girls were there, but the others were not. " Hi my name's Becky and this is Josephine Yim and she has been here since yesterday because that's when her flight from Hong Kong was in" and she carried on talking for ages. "Hi I'm Natasha." I managed to fit in when she was taking a breath. Just then, the other two girls came in. They both said hi and then I opened the door to the dorm and started to find out who was who. You see, there was a list of names on the door, and I guessed that it was names of the people in our dorm. I started reading them: "Rebecca Jacobs oh yeah that's you isn't it?" I said to Becky. Natasha Lomas. That's me um Emma Moron." Emma Moron then informed me that her name was Emma Moran. She was the one with the rude poster. I quickly apologised and carried on. " Jemma Standen." "That's me," said the girl who knew Emma. " Samantha Williams. Who's that?" I asked the others. " Oh she went to the Prep school with me. She won't be here until the evening" Becky proudly told me. "And Josephine Yim." I looked at the Chinese girl and she smiled at me. ...read more.


Josephine did not want to go back to bed, so she was sent upstairs to play a 'game' with Becky and Jemma, which somehow included a scarf and a toy mouse. Sam, Emma and I managed to decorate the room so it looked great. We got Josephine downstairs and gave her a crown of lollipops that we made. We sang happy birthday as loud as we could, so the whole boarding house could hear us! Another time it was Sam's birthday and there was a little room called the 'slip' room, which was for people who were naughty. We had saved our pcket monmey for ages so we could buy Sam many sweets. By that time, there was a new girl, Lauren, who helped us so much. She managed to distract Sam whilst we were gettng everything ready. Lauren managed to parade Sam round the boarding house three times before saying: "Hmm I wonder if they are in here." And shoving Sam into the little room and us all shouting "SURPRISE!" At the tops of our voices! I do not really remember much of year eight or nine because I did not enjoy them very much. I remember so well my last week there. I was in a huge dorm, meant for five people, and I shared it with two others. Because it was such a big room, it meant we could have more privacy and space. We ...read more.

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