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Tips

Try to make sure you get the right amount of sleep

Pack your bag the night before and gain extra time in bed the next morning!

Good Nutrition – try to have time to eat something for breakfast or take fruit or a muesli bar with you to eat on your journey into school

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. (Many schools now allow students to have drinking water bottles out on desks during lessons)

Take fruit, a snack bar or some extra sandwiches to eat at breaktime. (Some schools have lunchtime much later than you are used to at primary school. If you have not eaten well at breakfast or mid-morning, hunger may mean that your brain is not able to learn well in the lessons after break and before lunch.)

Enjoy some exercise to rest your brain and keep your body fit.

Take copies of your timetable. (Put a copy up in different places so that you can easily see what you need to pack for the next day.)

Buy pencils and pens in bulk! (Keep extra pencils and pens in different pockets of your bag or blazer. That way, you will easily find a pen to make a note with when you need it!)

Have a map of the school in your blazer pocket to help you find your way around. (You will be able to help lead your friends to their next lesson!)

Use your planner – make sure you write down your homework notes well and fully.

Plan your homework! (Make a note in your planner of what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by. Many schools run a homework club where you can do the homework somewhere quiet either at lunchtime or after school – and help will be available if you need it!)

Remember to take in the completed homework and give it to the teacher when they asked for it!

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