(Bear with me I haven't RPed with Bronze in quite a while)
Bronze was standing around the entrance of the school. He figured in order to draw attention away from himself, he'd just stand among the crowd. A good way to make sure he isn't one to be talked to. Just look like you're doing stuff. Nopony will possibly notice you. Bronze was tempted to just open his book and read it but at the same time, that can be odd to be one of the few in a crowd to be reading a book and not chatting. It can make the bullies think you're not in a group and hence more vulnerable. I Learnt my Mistakes from last year, nor will they happen again.