Back to school season is well and truly upon us, and I couldn’t be more displeased? The summer has truly run away with me, and now I’m forced to go into year 11, a year I’m sure will be filled with stress and inevitable procrastination. Anyway, as we all know from my previous post, a BTS Stationery Haul, I love buying new bits for back to school, and that doesn’t stop at my school bag.
This is my bag, it’s from Jack Wills and was £54, which is quite a lot for a school bag however with my unidays student discount (you can sign up here, and it gives you some great discounts on loads of brands and saves you tonnes of money!) it came to around £49, which while it isn’t the hugest saving ever, it’s decent enough! I love the bag, it has loads of room and lots of compartments which I find super useful for organising my things.
In the front pocket, I have this little Jack Wills bag which holds some of my essentials for every day, and also some products I need around that time of the month. It’s quite big, so I can hold lots in it, and I love that it fits perfectly into the front pocket of the bag, which is also really roomy. I also have some tissues in there, and some headphones for walking home or just listening to music in lessons if we’re allowed. I also have a really small pencil case, with a pen, pencil and highlighter incase I need a spare or I forget my main pencil case.
The first thing I have inside the bag is in the little pocket on the inside of the front. This would also hold my phone when I go to school. For now, it holds my timetable, some plasters (these are so useful, especially if you take food technology as I always accidentally end up cutting myself on something!), my favourite lip balm, a bobble, my keys and some tictacs.
Now, into the main pocket of my bag. The first thing I’ve got is my lunch box. This is from tiger and it was only £2, and it’s so clever! Basically, it’s collapsible, so when you’ve finished your lunch you can just compress it, and it’ll slot into your bag really easily. I’m hoping that it’ll help me actually eat lunch at school and hopefully eat healthier!
Next is my pencil case, it was £3 from tesco and I really like it because it’s so roomy. I have in it some highlighters, pens, pencils, a really small glue, a ruler, a rubber, some page flags and some very ruined coloured pens.
I also have some books for my first day in there, and my copy of Romeo and Juliet. In the back pouch which is actually a laptop compartment, I keep a document wallet in a navy colour which matches the bag and will be great for storing any loose sheets of paper. I also have a calculator and a maths set, which I have to use a lot, much to my dissapointment.
So, thats everything in my bag. It will of course fill up over the next few days with books and textbooks and other desperate requirements, however it’s roomy enough so I should be okay. I really like this bag, and I’m sure it’ll see me through the whole year. Whats your school bag essential?