Friends, fall-outs, getting up to mischief (and getting caught) and, of course, the actual lessons themselves all play a big part in making us who we are.
And it’s not just our fellow inmates who make an impression on us – our teachers do too.
You never forget a good teacher (or, to be fair, a really rotten one) and one primary school teacher looks set to make a lasting and heartwarming impression on her young charges with a poem she wrote.
“I am so glad that you’re here.”
The note was written to Year Four students at Bowen State School in Queensland, and a photo of it was uploaded to Facebook by a touched parent.
The poem read, “Welcome to Year 4, I am so glad that you’re here.
“Here is a little goodie bag to help kick off the year.’
“The eraser is to remind you that it’s OK to make mistakes. We’ll work and learn together no matter what it takes.
“The bookmark is to show you you always have a place. If you ever feel a little lost, we’ll help you find your space.
“The stickers mean we’ll stick together and work hard as a team. The puzzle shows how we fit together, working towards a common theme.”
Parents have absolutely loved the note, describing it as “gorgeous” – and have admitted it made them wistful for their own school days.
It almost makes us want to go back to school too.