Advice for fellow school learners
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein
• Don’t be in too much of a rush to grow up.
• It’s more important to know how to think than what to think.
• Try to have at least one unique thought a day.
• You won’t know unless you ask – even if you feel silly doing so.
• Do not ridicule anyone, ever.
• Be as willing to “unlearn” as much as you are willing to learn.
• Pay attention in class. Studying should be revision.
• Be curious. Ask questions. Find out. No one has all the answers.
• Watch as many good documentaries as you can.
• Talk to your friends and relatives about things you find interesting.
• Try to find real life examples of things you learn in class.
• Don’t be afraid to get it wrong.
• Be confident.
• Try to form opinions that go beyond “I Iike it” or “I don’t like it”
• If you are bored, try to find a way to make what you are doing interesting for yourself.
• Try to give everything you do your own unique touch.
• Get involved.
• Be good to your parents.
• Don’t obsess over marks.
• Remember that what you do now may determine the person you are for the rest of your life.
This checklist was compiled by a group of Grade 7 learners at Redhill Primary school.