Diary of 2012
6th May 2012
Okay, maybe I said I didn’t need this diary at my thirteenth birthday. And yes, my mum said that every teenage girl needs a diary. I didn’t believe her.
My name is Emma, I have dyslexia and so the last paragraph took me ten minutes to write!
You see, I knew all along that I had dyslexia (it’s been getting worse through the years), but only this year I have been bullied about it. I guess that’s life when you turn thirteen.
I started using this diary because I’m getting a bit scared of Kate (the girl that bullies me all the time!). Kate has reputation for bullying people who are unpopular. I know, I don’t have many friends except a girl called Lucy. She is a really intelligent person unlike me! Anyway, Kate and I used to be best friends until Kate became popular and I didn’t. I personally think she is just bullying me because the ‘Kate Posse’ (popular kids) are making her do it.
Here are some facts you should know about me: My birthday is 20th of March; I live in London and go to school at the London Grammar School; This year I am going to take my exam to go to secondary school.
Three-quarters of the school year is already gone and I am studying hard for my exam. Maybe I can tell you a secret? Swear you wont tell a soul? Okay then. Here goes: My dream is to become a ballerina! My ballet teacher says I am good enough to take the exam to get into the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)! Easy right? Not! To go to the RAD you have to be a straight A student. When I heard that fact I heaved a long, long and long sigh. Because of this I have been studying and practicing ballet like a mad man!
Uh… I write tomorrow, but right now I have to go to bed. My mum insists I go to bed at 9 o’clock every night. I’m thirteen! Someone in my class called Jessica stays up until 1 A.M. some school nights! I wish I were Jessica! On second thoughts, maybe not. She always falls asleep on her desk at school!
10th May 2012
Today was the worst day of school ever! Usually, Kate is always calling me names like: stupid, dumb, dumbo, idiot, and some other things that aren’t that nice. But Kate must have thought that verbal abuse wasn’t enough. Today she kicked me hard in the stomach at swimming ‘by accident’; hit me hard in dance class ‘by accident’ and then ‘by accident’ dropped ice cream on my shirt. I ended up at the nurse twice today and looking like a fool walking home in a shirt covered with ice cream because the nurse didn’t have an extra shirt.
I don’t understand Kate… she’s always hurting me one way or another. Calling me names, making other people call me names, hurting my feelings and hurting me physically.
It’s dinnertime now. I have to finish my English essay today. Maybe I will finish it before bedtime.
15th May 2012
Kate was teasing me again about that I got more time on the history test (One hour and a half!), because I have dyslexia. Luckily this wasn’t the big test! The big tests (the exams to go to Secondary School), I will get two more hours in the exams!
Anyway, we had history for two periods (50 minutes each period). The test was supposed to be only 1 period but I took the test from 1st period all the way to the end of 3rd period (including the 20 minute break)! Because of the test I missed Art Class. Kate said to me after I finished the test, “We missed you in Art Class. Miss Brown had no one to scold for drawing ugly paintings.” She smiled sweetly and went back to her desk while everyone except Lucy laughed at me.
Oh yeah, I think I won’t have much time in June or July to write, because the big tests will begin in June and the RAD tests will begin in July!
5th June 2012
Lucy is such a good friend! I was having huge trouble with school that she came over everyday to help with my homework. She’s such a great teacher. As I said before she really has a very intelligent brain. But she has an even bigger heart. Yeah, maybe she has braces and wears thick rimmed glasses, but her heart is the best bit. She gives up her time for others and always is there when you need her.
Anyway, she was helping me with my homework when my mother walked in and slipped on the floor and dropped her favorite mug. Lucy immediately took the broom and started to sweep up the mess and I took a cloth and wiped up the tea that had spilled from the cup. Then we went back to my schoolwork.
Lucy is the best teacher I have ever had. I always understand her when she explains things to me. I know this sounds stupid, but when she teaches me I always she things the right way up and in the right order.
I’ll write more tomorrow, but Lucy’s come over now. Guess what she brought with her! A replica of the mug my mum broke! She’s such a kind-hearted soul!
30th June 2012
Today was my English, Math and History test. Tomorrow will be my Geography and Science test. Everybody only took 5 periods to do the test. I took the whole day and had to stay for two more hours after school. I have been studying really hard with Lucy. Luckily, because Kate went home before I finished there were no sly remarks made about me!
Have to go! Lucy’s came to study! She brought me a cupcake!
16th July 2012
Today I auditioned for a place at The Royal Academy of Dance. While I was waiting and stretching before it was my time to audition. I saw Lucy and thought what on earth was she doing there with me? She danced in the same class as me but when our teacher asked her if she wanted to audition she had said no. I called her over to explain and she said in a choking voice, “ I changed my mind a few days ago. I realised that I really couldn’t go to a different school then you so I signed up and came today.” We both hugged each other tightly for a long time.
24th July 2012
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I passed the test and am now going to The Royal Academy of Dance. Lucy took the test for The Royal Academy of Dance and passed too! Kate nearly fainted when she saw my name and then The Royal Academy of Dance next to my name! She came to apologize at the end of lessons. But I don’t need her friendship; I’ve got Lucy’s.