Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Out with a bang!

The school year ended with a talent quest ... and much to my surprisement Little P
took out the comedy/drama category!
She did 'All My Great Excuses' a funny poem/play by Ken Nesbitt.
I try not to underestimate her, but I was quite shocked at her delivery and confidence,
when she practised at home, she ran through it really quickly and it was lost.
But on stage, and in front of the whole school ... she was ...
brave and true!
I almost cried, it really was
one of those 'Mum Moments' that you read about
in those wanky kid's magazines - and I didn't know
she had won till after school,
a friend asked her who won the talent quest,
and she pulled the certificate from her bag and said
'Oh I did!'

Kids are often 'boxed' at school
and their learning can be limited, restricted almost
to the confides of the class room, they are summed up
all too easily, and placed in a hierarchical system within
the classroom/playground. They love nothing more
than following the leader ... and more often than not
the leaders are not always honest ... just like in the real world.
The school year for me (Year 1 for Little P)
was a bit of a bumpy ride,
her resilience has greatly impressed me, and I'm proud of
the way she does her own thing, and her honesty.
Above all her honesty!


Stomper Girl said...

That was lovely - that she won was awesome, but that she is following her path wit honesty is even better.

Jacqui and Mick said...

Well done Little P! I got a little teary myself reading about her performance! I've watched my good friend and her daughter go through the first and second year of school and I can say it was a bumpy ride for them too. Hope 2011 is a good one for you and yours x