"It's better, isn't it?" Nicola said.
"It's definitely bigger," replied Lewis.
After a term, they were starting to feel more settled at SINTS (Sir Isaac Newton Technology School). It was lunchtime, and they were walking out along the Science corridor, glancing through windows at mysterious things which they didn't yet know anything about. It all looked and felt very different to Morris Way, their old primary school.
There were more children (sorry, 'students') for a start, and everyone was much bigger than they were. Only a few months ago, they'd been the biggest kids in the school. Now, they were ants in a jungle of giants. Instead
of having one teacher, they had 13, and the school had over 70 staff. Instead of working in one classroom, they had to take themselves and their bags to lots of classrooms, and be there at the right time, or else!
"Do you miss Morris Way school?" asked Lewis.
Nicola thought for a moment. "I miss the colours on all those displays and posters and everything else. Some of the classrooms here are all right, but the corridors make it look like it's a hospital. At Morris Way, they'd stick a display up anywhere. It made 'finding out' feel interesting and exciting. Here . . . it's different."