This just sucks. Today our principal came over to our class and ordered us (literally) to be prepared to switch classrooms with 4 Atom. We were like WTF? What happened to democracy? Obviously no one wants to switch classrooms with 4 Atom. Everyone stayed rooted to their seats, silently cursing her. It was not until she left that we start organizing demonstrations aimed the school’s office.
Now if you hadn’t know, this year, our classroom is strategically placed on the ground floor. That’s just great cos we don’t have to friggin climb all the way up to the 2nd floor (where 4 Atom’s classroom is) all the grandpa’s and grandma’s in our class just couldn’t afford to do that every friggin morning.
Our class is also easily the nearest to the school exit, the nearest class to the parking lot, the nearest class to the science labs, toilets, you name it. Imagine the convenience. Why the hell would we want to shift up to 4 Atom where it’s further away from EVERYTHING?!
It is also the largest classroom, with ample space in the back and front of the class, with not three, but four fans spinning happily from the ceiling. Better still, it even has a small room (or store) attached to it where we would often hold crazy parties. Being the only class situated on the ground floor of the North wing, we enjoy quiet math lessons, free of noise from neighbouring classes.
And now our principal comes along and tells us we have to switch classrooms. Their reason? Well, apparently, 4 Atom has 50+ students in their class. Although they’re seating fine in their present class now, the problem arises during exams where they have to sit spread-out. And that is when ‘they run out of space’. The easiest solution, according to the administration, is to have them to use our classroom, which could accommodate that big-ass class.
We suggested that they only use our classroom when they need it, which is during exams. But that wouldn’t suffice. Later that day, it was decided that we would have to abide by the orders to switch classrooms, effective after the Chinese New Year holidays. Crap.
We’ll see what happens tomorrow. Either take back that order or we will launch a full-scale demonstration against the school office! Seriously though, I really hope the admins would reconsider that move. We really don’t wanna move!
*Edit: It’s been confirmed, first thing when the school reopens, we will be studying in 4 Atom’s classroom. The classrooms’ décor and notice boards have been ripped clean and we’ve gave it a last look before heading home today. Guess we would just forget about it while we enjoy our Chinese New Year hols.
Sigh, good things just never last.