Friday, 20 July 2012

Staff entertainment

Today was the last day of Summer term.  And that means two things.
1 - I won't be back in the office until September 5th {happy dance}
2 - The morning ended with all the students in the hall watching staff entertainment. 
This is where the teachers make fun of themselves in front of the students, 'in' jokes are put in for good measure and there is always a theme.  This year, naturally, the theme was the Olympics, and our school's contribution to the event.  Teachers' un-synchronised swimming which involved a blue sheet draped across the stage at waist height and teachers almost looking like they were swimming behind it was quite a memorable one but the highlight of the assembly was a video of our gold medal winning event 'Teachers dancing behind students'.  Inspiration came from the following Youtube video which was awarded Silver

The twist in the tale was that students had been told they were being filmed for a dvd to be handed out at the next Open Evening for prospective students.  Now, anyone who works in a school will tell you that there are always a fair share of 'characters' in any given year group.  Girls who like to be well known and keen to express their opinion.  So let's just say that this was an opportunity to give those students their 15 minutes of fame.  It was absolutely hilarious, none of them guessed what was going on and in some cases the teachers got really close to them.  The kids took it in good spirits and the hall erupted in laughter.  A great way to end the academic year.  I wish I could share it but have a feeling there are many data protection and student privacy issues involved! 


scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a fun end to the term,Deb.

Melissa said...

What a fun way to end the term!

Cheri said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Sian said...

It's good to finish on a high!

Amy said...


Have a great break Deb - you deserve it!

Karen said...

Have a lovely break and I love the idea of dancing behind people without them knowing - might be a little project for the Christmas Crop!

Alison said...

Fun way to end the term Deb...and you obviously got the 'go-ahead' to go on enjoy!
Alison xx