A pupil’s perspective on how to handle pressure

My name is Elizabeth. In a few weeks I’ll be 16 and entering fifth year in secondary school. I’ve managed to keep my head together and happy while dealing with the pressures school brings. Something I’m hoping to continue these next two years.

15th August, 2015
Elizabeth Murdock

At school, the desire to fit in is something everyone my age has; we all want to be accepted by those around us. Some do it with ease; others end up changing who they are to achieve it. The need to fit in is especially strong when first starting school, befriending everyone around you seems crucial, but it isn’t everything. It’s better to have a few close friends than to have 100 acquaintances....

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