Don't be ashamed if you aren't good at school

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 September, 2005, 12:00am

I'm a Form One student at an English school. I am a repeater.

Last year, when I found out that I had to repeat, I was afraid. But things have not turned out the way I imagined they would.

My classmates do not look down on me and I've made many friends already. The teachers are also very nice to me. I am happy.

I will try my best this year. I hope I can get good marks.


Our Lady Of The Rosary College

Great to hear from you, Tsz-ki. It sounds like you have friendly classmates and teachers.

Did you know that Albert Einstein, who is considered the greatest scientist of the 20th century, was described as a 'slow learner' as a child? And Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb and many other things, only had three months of formal education.

You don't have to be good academically to be successful later in life, but you should still try

your best.

Getting good marks at school means you have more options for the future, but most people can be reasonably successful at whatever they enjoy doing if they are determined and work hard.

Victoria, Sub-Editor