It's been a pretty 'full-on' week so far. There was a concert on Monday night then a Parent's Evening on Tuesday to help the Year 8 pupils (and their parents) through the options process.
I was especially chuffed with Monday's concert. I decided to try a slightly different approach and we had a 'New Music Evening'. All the songs and pieces were written by pupils and 'premiered' to their family and friends. There were 80 pupils involved (in various vocal groups, bands and soloists) and around 200 people came along to listen. The atmosphere was great. The songs were in a huge range of styles - anything from Music Theatre though Folk and Acoustic pieces to Rock.
Last night was really busy too. The current Year 8 are a very musical bunch and they are very keen to take my subject as an examination course for the next three years. I was talking for three solid hours - repeating my little talk over and over as new families arrived in front of my display! When it came to the end of the evening my colleagues in Drama and Dance had packed up and left and I was STILL talking.....!
I gave myself a little treat today and actually drove out of school 10 minutes after the bell. I actually needed to get to the Post Office to get some passport photos. My old passport runs out this year and I need to get the application in for the new one urgently. I have plans to go and see my best friend, who lives in Geneva, at Easter so things have got to be sorted. It's the first time I've used one of the new digital 'Photo-Me' booths. The photo is NOT flattering!!!!!!
Crochet, cooking and a bit of red wine this evening, I think...