Being sent off to school can always be tough when you’re young. Attending boarding school can be even more difficult since it’s far away from home and there are strict rules to adhere to. Here are a few tips to make your stay there as enjoyable as possible, some may sound funny but after some time in a militaristic setting where your parents aren’t going to be there to beg the staff to go easy on you it’s going to become clear why some of these tips are no joking matter.
Make sure to keep all of your personal belongings under lock and key. Not just any cheap padlock will do either, get a number combination or a rare one that not everybody will come to school with. After all, if somebody else has an identical lock and key then yours isn’t going to be worth anything if that person tries to steal your stuff. Don’t think just because you’re at boarding school people won’t get into your personal effects and take what they want because they will.
All boarding schools have strict uniform policies and it’s never a good idea to alter them. You will receive punishments and more than likely get reprimanded for hours by the administration or teaching staff that catches you. Trying to make your outfit seem cool may win you points with your peers but none of the staff at the school will take it lightly.
Always bring along snacks, the food the school is going to offer you isn’t going to be gourmet. It’s always a good idea to bring anything you can enjoy personally: cookies, crackers, pretzels, chips. It should be okay with the school and if the kitchen is ever closed while you are hungry you will never regret having kept yourself stocked with all types of goodies to munch on.
Also make sure to keep in touch with your parents and friends back at home. There’s no reason to get home sick out at school, you can write them letters telling them about your experiences or give them a phone call should the school permit.
If the school you attend uses corporal punishment, get used to putting padding over your buttocks if you can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Some school will still paddle you for insubordination and it can get to be a lot for your butt to handle so either follow the rules or fold a wash cloth or pair of boxers to act as an extra buffer for your backside.Read More