Monday, March 12, 2012
Day 60 - In which I attend School Assembly...
I got to enjoy the delights of infants assembly today.
Teacher friends of mine - I take my hat off to you. I know as a Mummy I am meant to be thrilled at the chance to see my little darlings in school assembly - but really - what an excruciating experience. I don't know how you do it week after week - if I had to listen to several hundred children singing 'My Highland Goat' week in and week out I'd go mad.
Today Emma's class was doing an item and Audrey was getting her first award - and not just a little award - a BIG award. She was star student for the month of February (she is very excited about getting her special badge).
While I'm very proud of Audrey I kind of feel a bit sorry for Emma. She has never been star student - and I doubt she ever will be. Audrey is by nature a quiet, compliant child. Emma is bouncy and talkative and opinionated. The difference between them was evident even in assembly today - Audrey walked quietly up to the stage to get her award. Emma did a hop, skip and a jump when it was her turn to get up.
Am I the only one who thinks school awards favour students with a particular personality type?