A piece about lightning, asterisks, grades, and a whole lot of stress
Phili, Korb, Liam and Kiri are starting year 4. They’re all really different, but they stick together when it counts. Recently, however, they’ve been stressing about their class work, especially because now they get grades for it. Plus, constantly having their behaviour evaluated in the form of lightning bolts and asterisks is creating even more pressure.
All one of their classmates did was fall off his chair during their last maths class, and he hasn’t come back to school since. Now Phili, Korb, Liam, and Kiri are worried that the same could happen to them. Together they decide to do something about all this stress. But finding the right solution isn’t easy.