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Student blog: The importance of friendships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Student blog: The importance of friendshipsBy Trinity Year 9 student, Joshua Yeoh

School life is filled with a diversity of emotions, it is a giant roller coaster ride, with ecstatic highs and devastating lows. Friendships are an immensely significant part of life at school, in dealing with different emotions and powering through difficult times whether in academics, sport, or any other personal issues that may be present.

The support, and trustworthiness of friends, and feeling as though you can open up and talk to others about anything without being afraid, gives you a sense of security and freedom. Friendships allow you to express yourself for who you are, and not let any problems bottle up into something potentially dangerous.

Additionally, having friends that you trust and enjoy being around, can be greatly instrumental in achieving your goals, especially because of their constant encouragement and positive stimulation, which as a result, motivates you. The positive atmosphere and company of friends, can also make activities that you take part in more entertaining and enjoyable.

Friends, and friendship groups are vitally important in school, because they not only make you laugh and have a good time, but can also help you cope and push through whatever challenges you may face in future life.


The importance of friendships should never be underestimated. For over one hundred years Trinity Grammar School has fostered a tight-knit community where friendships are encouraged and nurtured, whether it be between students, teachers, parents or the general community. We teach boys the value of teamwork in achieving great things.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Middle School, Mental health, Students