I'm so nervous, why doesn't anyone else look nervous?!?
Thank you, miss.
Abigail was so nervous she couldn’t even eat her breakfast. Today was the day….. The day the maths results came out.
She walked into the classroom and her hands were shaking, but no one else looked like they were nervous.
I got 38/40, what did you get?
Umm, I got... I got 22/40
Her teacher walked into the class, holding a pile of papers. She said morning girls, I have your papers today. After calling the roll she began calling everyones name. She called “Abigail”. She nervously walked to the front to collect her test.
Don't worry, we know that you will do well in the next test.
She flipped over the paper, it read 22/40. She was beyond upset. She rapidly covered her paper so that no one could see her mark. As she looked around the room she realised that everyone else was happy with their mark and were telling each other what they got and a wave of nerves washed over her as she didn’t want to tell anyone her mark.
Ellie came up to me and said ‘I got 38/40, what did you get?’ ‘Umm, I got…’ I replied unsurely, ‘I got 22/40’ ‘That’s good Abigail! I love how you are always so honest’ Ellie replied.’
That's so good Abigail! I love how you are always so honest.
Abigail went home devastated. She had studied so hard and not come out with the result she had wanted. Her parents were not worried, they knew abigail had such great resilience that she would prepare and study even harder for the next maths exam in 1 week time.