Back To School

We all know how difficult it can be returning to school or university after a long summer off, but it’s even harder when someone you love has died.

I lost my Dad when I was 14 on the first day of my Christmas holidays from school. I was made to go straight back to school after the holidays were over. I was terrified, but they thought it was best I went back with everyone else to help me blend in with all the other pupils.

My Mum spoke to my Head of Year about helping me through the return, and she checked on me in class every so often to see how I was holding up. I was allowed to leave class if I felt it was too much, and it was a huge comfort knowing I wasn’t trapped.

What have you done to help overcome the fear of returning to education after losing a loved one?  

Post any ideas or hints in the comment section!