Saturday, 12 December 2009

Christmas well in sight

I do so hope our actors are still standing come Christmas!
Every year is busy at this time, but this one has really capped them all. Imagine the outcry when I delivered the news that they had to fit in three schools on one day, and each with a different play. Although geographically possible I did keep my fingers crossed that the speed cameras were not out in force.
Schools are always wonderful places during the pre Xmas run, with the festive decorations and activities and the excitement it all creates.
At this time of year the emphasis is invariably on entertainment, but come the new school term it will be back to education and, I suspect, a continuing demand for Theme Days allied with Drama Workshops. Gone are the old days I remember when one sat and made notes while the teacher seemed to be "droning on" (no offence). No, today it is all "hands on" and are we glad to see it. Given the right encouragement and stimulation the children never cease to impress us with their initiatives and innovations.
On the subject of droning on.... enough.
In case I do not get another chance I now wish all my readers a Merry Xmas and a Prosperous New Year.

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