Things you will miss about going to school

Yasmine Jacobs

Things you will miss about going to school

Regardless of what your teachers told you, University and the workplace are very, very different from school.

You were never ready.

Regardless of what your teachers told you, University and the workplace are very, very different from school..

You find yourself thinking back (longingly) about you school days, and wishing that you took more advantage of it.

On Valedictory, you say goodbye to high school life, not knowing what will happen but also excited of what is yet to come.

We have listed things that you will definitely miss about high school.

Friends

Let's start with the obvious. You will definitely miss your friends. You will miss catching up at break times and talk about everything from work, to crushes/partners to in-depth conversations about other issues that are plaguing you. You won't not have friends at university and in the work place but the friendship dynamic will most likely be different.

Teachers

You never thought you would miss teachers. Believe it or not, lessons learnt by teachers will stick with you for many years to come. We all had our favourite teachers - and not so favourite - but there'll be those one or two fond memories.

Breaks

Intervals were the perfect times to unwind. You always looked forward to those twenty-odd minutes of...well, not dozing off. When that bell rang, you raced outside to what we thought as freedom. When you get to university and the workplace, you will find that there are no frequent 'breaks'.

Extra-mural activities

Extra-mural activities was the joy for many. It came with numerous benefits as well. You are bound to miss playing your favourite sports after school, dancing on the way to dance class or getting your writing game on if you were in the school newspaper. One is free to do that after high school but it just isn't the same.

Homework and assignments

Homework will prove to be the biggest lesson. It teaches you to work in within a certain time set - a lesson that you will find yourself applying at everything when it comes to the annoying process we call adulting. We hated the pressure but oddly enough, you will find yourself missing it because that poem analysis just seems so much simpler than the current task you are trying to get through.