Put my mind at rest - dd2 to be one of only 5 white girls in new class of 30

(103 Posts)
Bedward Fri 12-Jul-13 09:24:26

That's it really. dd2 went to her induction at her new school, yesterday. She was v excited - only one from her primary going, but dd1 already there. About half the new school are from different ethnic minorities and dd2 is fine with that - all dd1's friends at the school are from different ethnic backgrounds in fact. But it just so happens that dd2's form is 25/30 non-white. When I met up with dd2 after her induction, she looked slightly nervous and crestfallen - she's very sociable and easy-going, but her current school is virtually totally white (village school).

Please tell me it's going to be ok - I tried to reassure her she'll be fine, but I think the reality of going to a school where she knows no-one and worries she may not fit in, are now becoming real. sad

kitchendiner Tue 16-Jul-13 19:52:14

Surprised nobody has mentioned "class" here.

lainiekazan Tue 16-Jul-13 21:39:08

I did on page 3.

Ds has school friends from varied religions. Their religions may be different, but their class is not. Their parents are all middle-class professionals. The boys all visit each other's houses - sleepovers etc - and in fact we socialise with the parents too.

CurlyFox Tue 16-Jul-13 21:44:19

Well said forehead my Dd is the only "brown" child in her class this was picked up by other children and nasty comments made which upset my Dd but was dealt with by the school and myself.

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