Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Friday, 24 October 2008

In Which Something Goes To Plan

A quick report on the BBQ. A seemingly rousing success!

The things which stick in my mind are

*The number of kids volunteering to cook, cut up, serve, wash up and generally give their time
to the House.
*Several of the more cynical staff members approaching me after the event and remarking on
what a nice occasion it had been, how it gave a greater sense of Unity, how this year has been
much more cohesive (yessssss)
* The Groundsman (VERY important person) in charge of the BBQs remarking that they were
returned in a lot better condition than they usually are.
* The number of kids from other Houses remarking on how they never have House BBQs.

The food quantities were pretty well perfect with exception of the onions which I was up til midnight the night before, running through the food processor. Only two bags next time.
The presentations were a bit limp but I think the younger kids will be considering ways they could make it better when their turn comes and anyway, the Year 12s were happy with their loot so it was a generally positive thing all round.
We had a few interlopers at the end which was nice because it makes them 'aware' of our House as more than the losers who never win Sports Day.

All in all a success. The loveliest thing for me was that the Deputy Principal (also in the House) had organised for some of the kids to present me with a box of tulips (my fave!) to say thank you for organising it all. It would have been fine without, but it is lovely to get feedback.

Of course, today was the Year12 slast day, the kids were off the air and it was an all around crap day in the classroom but WHO CARES!??????? It's Friday and I have two blissful days without any irate miscreant saying to me, "I never done nothing Miss!!!!! That's SO unfair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


SSG said...

sweet! way to go Arizaphale!

HipMomma said...

So glad.

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for you!!!!

How gratifying to get feedback that you do know what you are doing and that you do it well!

The tulips were a lovely touch.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a job well done! Sounds like you set the bar high for the other heads of house, too!

A Free Man said...

Yes, but how many quidich injuries were there?

Arizaphale said...

AFM: 'quidditch' you illiterate