It's that time of year my friends! September is officially here and so is school unfortunately! I go back on the 4th, so all my bits and pieces have been bought. I'm a fan of Whats In My School Bag posts like this so I thought it would be interesting to do my own. I'm going in to year 11 which means I'm full of exams, revision classes and of then of course the most sad part, leaving all my friends behind. However the year should hopefully have some high points - prom, all the crazy partys, great results at the end (fingers crossed!) and moving on to somewhere new.
This year I've gone for a Cath Kidston for my bag. In yr11 our uniform is completley black (minus the shirt, which is white) and with no makeup, jewellery, just basically blerghhhh. The bag was actually the cheapest I've had throughout all of school, a steal at £18! I've got two project books that I'm carrying through from last years courses, a basic ruler (we have to have multiples of all of our equiptment), index cards from WHSmith (aprox £2.20), the scientific calculator is carried over from my stats course last year, the small brown case I use as a pencil case but was actually a makeup bag from Marks and Spencers (aprox £5) and then of course my makeup bag, which was £2 at Primark. 'Whats in my school makeup bag' coming tomorrow!
And now on to the main part! All of this comes from WHSmith except the highlighters, which I bought for exam season last year from Asda for £1, they're not great but they'll do. The purple ruler is foldable and so fits in a pencil case perfectly. Rubbers and sharpeners are pretty basic, I can't imagine they were more than £2.50 full price (there was a huge 3 for 2 offer on most own brand items). The Staedtler 'Ice Coloured' pens are great for highlighting odd words or notes in revision books, they were £3.95. The Staedtler pack of 10 pencils was just short of £6 and my backup pens by Papermate the same. I have 'backup' pens as I write in cartridge ink at my school, however in exams were told we must have both to avoid smudging on longer papers like English where we have to write quickly, and Maths & Stats so our numericals are clear. My cartridge pen (which annoyingly only comes in blue ink, something were not allowed to use!) is again WHSmith own brand, which is the only one I can use. Much better than any Parkers, MB's or Cartiers I've used. The pen itself was £3.99. I bought the 60 pack of cartridges in black, they cost £3.19 - much cheaper than packs of individual pens!
And just to add in right at the end, just in case any of you were curious as to what shoes I'll be wearing this year I picked this pretty pair up from the dreaded amongst most teenagers: Clarks. They were £25 if I'm correct.
Are you looking forward to this school year? What does yours involve?