Recent Year 8 leaver Yiannis reflects on his 8 years at Lockers Park.
Chestnuts (Year 1 and 2)
When I first started in Year 1 I was nervous and it was actually my first time being in a big school with other children. Being the nervous child that I was at that age, I ended up hiding behind my mother at the sight of my huge class. It was called the Chestnuts and consisted of Year 1 and 2 combined into one class and their classroom was where one of the Year 4 classes are now.
Our classes each day consisted of English, Maths, French and Science.
The most exciting time of the day for us was break time when we were allowed into the shrubs. We loved playing there especially on the bum burner where we would slide down the edge if the hill on makeshift mats; the hill, living up to its name did burn afterwards!
Year 3 and 4
When I moved up to Year 3 and then to Year 4, we had a longer school day and with more lessons and subjects such as geography and history which would later be the building blocks for what we needed to know for our exams and would prepare us for the later years at Lockers.
Year 5 and 6
Now we were starting to prepare for exams in Years 5 and 6 with some even doing entry tests into schools such as Eton and Berkhamsted and then in Year 6, we were presented with the first taste of proper exams.
Year 7 and 8
The final two years at Lockers are truly bitter sweet since one is finally coming to the end of one’s time here and exams but also possibly spending the last time with your childhood friends who have been on this journey along with you. Therefore, you appreciate your time left in Years 7 and 8. In the final few weeks of the summer term of Year 8, one looks back upon the moments in the past and one now remembers particularly this pandemic which has so affected our journey. One fast realises that we have had some of the best times of our lives in this school and we won’t forget them for the rest of our lives even though we are all moving onto our next schools.