Making new friends in school

Monday, August 14, 2017

No matter whether you are in high school or college, everyoneís a little nervous on the first day of classes. Itís natural, especially if you are new to the school.

The trick to getting over those awkward silent moments is to be the first to break the ice and start a conversation. As the saying goes, itís not what you say, itís how you say it. Once the conversation gets going then both of you will feel more at ease and open to getting to know one another better.

Be the first to say hello and introduce yourself.

Ask a question, make a light comment, or offer a sincere compliment.

Listen and ask follow-up questions about what interests you.

Reveal information so a new friend knows your interests.

Talk about common interests and experiences.

Spend time together in school studying, eating lunch, or playing a sporting activity.

Introduce a new friend to some of your other friends.

Work on a school project together.

Spend time together outside of school.

Talk via email, on social networks, the telephone and face-to-face as much as possible.

Making the most of your school years is a joyful experience full of a lifetime of memories. Don't hesitate to reach out to others to achieve that.