It was 7:40 in the morning. I opened the laptop and logged into the meeting. A thousand thoughts were swarming through my mind. I’d never cared so much about what people thought of me before this. So many things could go wrong. What if my internet was shaky? What if no one liked me? What if I wasn’t good enough? With these thoughts in my mind, I started the first day of school.
However, as soon as we started with our introductions, these thoughts took a backseat. Everyone seemed to have more or less the same interests as me. More than that, everyone was so welcoming and open to trying new activities. My doubts about fitting in vanished. Now, I focused solely on enjoying my first day. In fact, they were so interactive that I ended up making friends on the very first day!
Now, it’s been a month since school started and it’s been nothing short of fantastic! I thought that we won’t be able to study online with the same engagement and interaction but, I’ve never been so glad to be wrong. All of our facilitators have been providing us with such awesome lessons that I saw no option but to enjoy them. The classes have been very interactive, despite them being on Zoom. We’re also using our access to the internet to the fullest by doing research work. Being new, I don’t really know how physical school works but from what I’ve heard everyone say, it’s way better than this. If it is as good as they say it is, I can’t wait to get to campus.
Writer: DLRC 9th grade student