Thursday, 23 May 2013

Like an Express Train


Perran and Carenza first day at school, 2006
It’s all rushing at us so fast, like an express train.  Yesterday, I had my last Latin lesson with Carenza and Beth.  Beth gave me a lovely card and flowers.  It was both the end of an era –

“But we’ll be seeing you again, Beth.”

Of course I will, but never again as teacher.  And also the beginning of something –

Beth’s well-written “thank you” showed me that a good teacher will receive respect and affection from her pupils – my year’s PGCE training ahead will lead to a rewarding future.     

Last day at School
Today is also the last normal day of school.  Perran wore black because after this year his form will be no more – there is an extra tutor group in the twins’ year due to a bulge in numbers, and that class is dissolved for ever from tomorrow.

Tomorrow is dressing up and a final assembly with silly awards.  It was meant to be light-hearted, but people’s sense of humour is somewhat frayed just before exams.  Apparently, nobody appreciates being voted “person most likely to become an axe murderer”, so things have been a little frought.

In the middle of this, there is also a smattering of first exams – Perran will be sitting Stats, Carenza Latin literature.  I haven’t dared to ask whether they’ll be wearing fancy dress in the exam room or not.

And me – I’m slightly dreading our University reunion weekend, glamping.  I don’t know if we’ll all manage to get on, and even more importantly, I don’t even know if we’ve got a cosy yurt or a drafty tipi.

 

Drolls and Weirds - Robert had heard stories of beautiful fairy children reared by humans - they were called changelings - But of course, he did not believe in them. Read the latest chapter of my story of love and mystery set in Cornwall by clicking here. Or read from the start.