I really was reluctant to go to my exam this morning. I pushed myself to get up (despite probably only sleeping for 1 hour last night). I’m too tired to revise for the next paper yet and will be going for a nap after typing this entry. It’s amazing how fast I stripped my bed covers to put in the wash and then put the new ones on because I was that tired. I’ve never done the process that fast in my entire life. I was glad to get out of that school. I haven’t been there for years. I only looked around it as a youngster before I went to a smaller school. It was always quite a large place and spread out. However, it reminded me of a prison today. I am okay with the swiping in to get into buildings etc. This place had massive gates though around each group of buildings though, even prison type turn styles. I had to ask a member of staff I happened to see trying to get in to let me out. I feel sorry for the youngsters currently at school nowadays.
I am aware that this school I did my exam at today used to have a huge issue with drugs, but there is such a thing as over the top. As a visitor, I had to be escorted everywhere by different members of staff to each department (reception to exam office and then exam office to the main sports hall). I overheard that the place is becoming a specialist ASD unit via a conversation between a new staff member and a current staff member while I was being escorted over to the exam place. As much as I understand the issues related to ASD as some (mostly the males) on the spectrum can have violent tendencies and also wandering can be a potential issue. However, I feel that for people like myself, that kind of environment would be extremely scary. The enclosed area and confinement is something that doesn’t make us feel comfortable. I have been in that kind of environment in my teen years and I ended up with more severe issues than when I was put into it. I was glad to get out of that place. If that is how the schools which are being turned into academies are going then I’m completely against them.