With many of our pupils and students studying from home for the past few months, routines may have become a little more relaxed. To support the transition back to a normal school day, we have some advice below which may help make the move easier and smoother for you:
- Correct your sleeping pattern. Try to wake up 10 minutes earlier every day this week so that you gradually move towards the time you typically would need to wake up to get to school on time.
- Make sure you get enough sleep! Adjust the time you go to bed so you get at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Reduce your screen time (don’t use any technology about 1 hour before bed) to help you relax.
- Get out of the house everyday for at least 20 minutes for a walk. Physical activity and exposure to nature will help re-energise your body and mind in preparation for your return to school. This will also help by contributing to your physical and cognitive stamina that you will need re-adapting to being in school.
- Reconnect with a friend before school starts or someone you travel to school with. Plan how you will travel together on your first day.
- It’s good to talk. It’s normal to feel anxious or worried about returning to school. You have a lot of people around you who you can talk to and share your thoughts with. We’re all in this together. There are also loads of sites online with useful information you can read such as Young Minds. Remember, if you need to talk to someone at school you can contact your Pupil Pastoral Manager.
- Gratitude – write a thank you card for someone you have been grateful for throughout this lockdown.
- What are you looking forward to the most on your return to school? Perhaps you’re looking forward to a certain subject or seeing your friends or form tutor.
You’ve been missed and staff here at UoB School are looking forward to seeing you all again in person!
For more self help and guidance please visit our Health & Wellbeing page.