|Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:20 AM|
At early o’clock we got up and got ready to go to the school and were taken straight to the place to set up camp for the day.
We were working with year 8, aged 12 to 13, it was thesecond time I’d visited this school. The majority of class pupils were very good with some that stood out. It was odd that the groups who engaged with me and asked the most challenging questions were led byt he same teachers whose pupils did the same in my last visit.
As far as I recall the team onthe day was led by Nik with Ann backing up giving the all important moral support. Chris, Theresa, myself, Ilona and, of course, the normal all round good-egg performance by Craig who filled the void left by sickness of Seb and the absence of Frank.
As normal the refreshments and lunch were good with an array of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and flapjacks. Nik came dangerously close to losing the fingers of his right-hand when Craig noticed him absent-mindedly reach for the last flapjack.
Quite inexplicably, Chris and Craig engaged one of the female teachers in a conversation about women in the workplace along the lines of STATEMENT –‘A women’s work is never done.’ ANSWER – ‘Perhaps that why they get paid less?’ Their discussion soon escalated and could easily have become a feature for Sky TV ‘Women who kill’ !
It was a busy but enjoyable day had by all.