I will admit, yesterday was a real eye-opener in actually getting to sit in on University classes!
It was so grand to have David and Miguel along, and we became real class mate and University chums for the long day together in and out of Physics experiments and a variety of classes. It was obvious the other University “big boys” were quite intrigued with us as visitors, and most paid no attention to us, but there were some who were more curious and chummed up to us to ask questions of why we were here and such.
I was impressed that a majority of them spoke English quite well, and a handful had a bit of a struggle, and David and Miguel were grateful I was there to do a bit of translating for them.
But we did have a nice lunch and dinner before we were treated to quite the riveting lecture before we got back on the bus, headed back to school only to grab our books and either head back to the Dorms, or home on the trams at nearly close to 7:00 pm with a bit of the University logo embedded on our hearts!
But for the day, the three of us were University lads, and the mystery was ours and continuing to linger as that eventually most all of the lads in the 10th Form would be paying a visit to the grand old school near the heart of Amsterdam over the next few days – the problem was, none of us knew what day and for what subject!
In the back of my mind, I just couldn’t wait for the day when Ben and I went there together to “get our feet wet” when we roamed the grand halls together!
It was also strange adjusting to our new version of a temporary schedule! Leaving the same time in the morning to walk into a new, surprise schedule for that day – not actually knowing what that day would be like. Staying at school would be normal – but hopping on a bus to the University and spending the entire day going through classes there was quite the challenge – fun and interesting, but quite the challenge – and staying until the evening. I guess in essence, it is getting a taste of knowing what attending University is REALLY like.
But as I said, it was exciting, and it would be happening the rest of this week and the beginning of next!
Then there was talking to Mum and dad about my experiences during the day away, and their excitement for me and all my other chums who were going through this with me after I got home in the evening!
“And everyone misses you at school, Amar.” Erik said as we sat in the snuggle chair.
“It’s not like I’m gone forever, little buddy.” I snickered. “Don’t worry; things will start to get back to normal next week when going to the University is finished. Then I can help you a little in your planning for Spirit day!”
“That would be sweet!” Erik smirked as he showed me what he had so far.