Sunday, 10 April 2011

We rule the school, Spring 2021

Round 14: Spring 2021

Principal Nyah Marlowe is 35 and Phoebe Lind is 27.
Students: Dawn and Zach Whitfield are 17, Josh Cooper, Lilly Fielding and Finn Harris are 16, Aaron and Ethan Hayes, Emily Midlock and Frieda Robinson are 13 and Sara Midlock is 12.

Phoebe has 5 students in her class this year. She has gathered the kids into the library where they are researching the books for information.

Phoebe doesn't have much work experience because she was a stay-at-home mom for a couple of years after her daughter Paloma was born. She's soon leaving for maternity leave again but plans to get back to work sooner now that she has a steady job.

After the kids have taken enough notes from the books Phoebe lets them use the computers to write a short essay on their chosen subject. She knows that the kids would much rather work on the computers all the time but it's very important for them to learn how to seek information in the old fashioned way.

"Of course the information in books can be outdated but on the other hand not all information on the internet is correct. Ayone can write anything online. You're going to need these research skills if you decide to go to college" Phoebe says.

Nyah comes to the library when the class is over. She wants to make sure that Phoebe isn't getting too tired during the day.

"Remember that you can rest in the teachers' lounge whenever you feel like it. I don't want you to strain yourself" she says. Phoebe assures her boss that she's feeling fine.

Nyah's students are in the shop class which also serves as the art class room. Lilly prefers painting and she always reserves one of the easels for herself but Nyah tells her that next time she will have to do something else.

"I know you like painting but you have to at least try to learn one of the other skills" Nyah says.

Josh and Finn like the shop class even though they'd like to do something else. Josh would like to learn photography and Finn wants to learn to cook better. He has decided to pursue his dream of having his own cooking show on tv someday. In the meantime he wants to get a job at a restaurant after finishing high school.

Zach doesn't enjoy shop class very much. He would much rather be in the library studying medical books. He can't wait to finish high school and move to Brixton University. Dawn on the other hand is trying to learn how to sew. She figures that she's gonna need some extra income when she and Sheamove to Brixton next year. Her parents have promised to help but she can't stay dependent on them forever.

Frieda has a crush on Zach. She knows it's hopeless but she can't help but keep looking at him. He's so cute.

For Dawn and Finn schooldays are a perfect getaway from the responsibilities of parenthood. For a few hours they can pretend that they're like any other teenager in the school.

Zach and Josh are sitting in the hallway, just chilling. Frieda wants to get just a quick glimpse of Zach before heading off to class.

She feels mortified when Zach suddenly looks up from his book and notices her. She quickly turns around and heads upstairs.

"Dude, that girl is totally smitten with you" Josh says to Zach, sipping from his soda can. Zach just laughs and shakes his head.

"She'll get over it next year when I'm not around anymore" he says.

In the meantime Ethan and Emily are spotted kissing in the other hallway.

Neither of them is technically allowed to date yet but Ethan has asked Emily to be his girlfriend anyway. They can always use studying together as an excuse to see each other.

  • Title reference: We rule the school by Belle & Sebastian.
  • Frieda doesn't have a real crush on Zach (at least not yet) but she has 2 bolts for him and swoons every time she sees him. Their age difference is 4 years which at the moment is huge but who knows what might happen in the future.
  • Ethan and Emily both rolled the want to go steady so I let them even though their parents wouldn't approve.
  • I'm going to play the Summer birthdays next, I'm so excited to meet baby Cooper and baby Greene-Cooper!


  1. Frieda is really cute! I hope she'll get him when they're older ;)

    I remember that in the 7th grade I had art lessons and I'd never do anything but paint, and the teacher would keep on telling me to try something else so I understand Lilly :D

    I love Sara's outfit! It fits her so well!

  2. LOL @ Freida. I know from personal experience how embarrassing that can be.

  3. Aw, Ethan and Emily are adorable. But we won't tell their parents!

    Poor Frieda! I think every girl has been there, at some point growing up. Maybe there's hope for her and Zach when she gets older.

  4. Flit, I like Frieda a lot too. Who knows, she might get him when they're older or she might be interested in someone different.

    I was the same in art class in high school. All I wanted to do was draw but the teacher kept telling me that I have to try out the other techniques as well.

    Sara's outfit is really cute. I'm pretty sure it's from the GoS 2010 Advent calendar. I can dig up the link if you want.

    Thanks for reading. :)

    Heredoncove, lol, Frieda's part in this update is based on my own experiences in high school.

    Thanks for reading. :)

    Carla, Ethan and Emily are cute together. Let's just hope their parents won't find out.

    Who knows, in a few years Zach might have a totally different opinion on Frieda. I felt bad for her but at the same time it brought a smile to my face to write her part in this update.

    Thanks for reading. :)

  5. Aww Freida looked so cute spying!! Poor girl getting spotted, this could be a super sweet story to re-tell if they ever hook up and have babies. Crazy that Zach is graduating.

    Dawn and Finn are really cute, I'm glad to see them getting along still. I wonder how they do with their parenting, and schooling, so it's nice to see a little mini update of them. They even kind of match, so I figure they are doing good! :)

  6. Maisie, I think it would be a really cute story to tell to their kids, if they ever get together. I can't believe Zach will be graduating, it feels like he and Dawn were born just a couple of years ago!

    Dawn and Finn are doing fine. She'll be moving alone to university next year though so it'll be interesting to see how she'll manage with the baby and her studies. But she has both her and Finn parents' support so she should be fine.

  7. I don't know how I missed this post, Phoebe's outfit is one of my favorite maxis meshes, but it's an example of GMBT (good mesh, bad texture)-it's the same outfit that Susie is wearing when she delivered Robin.

    Frieda's crush on Zach is so cute, but he's right, she'll get over it when he leaves.

  8. Apple Valley, isn't that the case with most Maxis meshes, GMBT? I'm still so behind in your blog that I haven't gotten to Susie giving birth yet but I just had to check her outfit! I think I need more subtle recolors of this mesh although Phoebe is so young that this colorful outfit suits her quite well IMO.

    Frieda's "problem" is that there really aren't many boys available at the moment. The only playable teens besides Zach are Josh, Finn and the Hayes twins and they're all dating someone or at least have crushes on someone else. I think I need to take her to a community lot and hope she meets some cute townie boy.

  9. I love schools but I have a hard time getting them to run smoothly.

  10. savannahsims, I let the kids run around and do whatever they want when I'm not taking pictures. And I usually end up getting the best pictures/ideas just watching them do what they do.

    Thanks for reading. :)