WHAT IT’S LIKE EATING OUTSIDE

WHAT IT’S LIKE EATING OUTSIDE

By: Sofie Turck

It’s a new school year which means a new batch of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. While 6th graders are just starting out in middle school, 8th graders become the “top dogs.” A privilege the 8th graders get is eating outside at lunch. Eating outside is a new thing to all 8th graders. Many have been trying out this new environment during these first couple weeks of school. The Pin Oak Press interviewed a couple 8th graders to see how it was going.

Fiona Condron, an 8th grader here at Pin Oak, occasionally eats lunch outside. She said,”It’s kind of nice to be around your friends, and you’re not surrounded by a bunch of loud, tiny people.” She is glad that 8th graders get to eat outside without any other grades. The only things she would do differently would be to improve the roof and since it’s hot, add fans outside. She thinks 6th and 7th graders should look forward to the freedom and seclusion with your friends.

Another 8th grade student likes the long tables, and is glad that 8th graders get to eat outside without any other grades. She thinks 8th graders deserve eating outside. She likes eating inside when it’s very hot or when there is not so great weather, but she likes how it is quieter outside. The only thing she would change would be to fix the roof so you don’t get wet, and add flowers to make it look nicer. She thinks 6th and 7th graders should look forward to eating outside. She looked forward to eating outside and is glad her expectations met her reality.

The beginning of the school year can be stressful at times, so it’s nice to have a lunch break, especially when it’s outside. If not already, 6th and 7th graders should start looking forward to this wonderful privilege of eating outside.