14 November 2012

endings EDITED TO INCLUDE BONUS ROBOT

Essay time.

There's been an awful lot of paperwork going on at our place. A final essay for my penultimate university subject, now thankfully lodged. Due at 5.00pm the other night, I uploaded it at precisely 4.58pm.

Son #1 is in the middle of Year 12 exams. He had four last week, one today, and has two more on Friday and then he is finished with school for ever. For ever. I can't quite get my head around that.

Ready for the rest of his life

The last day at school was joyful but teary as the whole school celebrated and farewelled the class.

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There are only about 40 or so of them, and they're a tight knit bunch. Some of them have been together since they were four years old; others like my lad joined the class for the high school part of the journey.

They decorated the school with yarn (they are good Steiner offspring, after all)

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and sculpture.

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They held hands and walked through all the classrooms, retracing their own journey through the school, visiting the younger children and receiving little gifts from each class.

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Then they entered the assembly hall through a floral arch and were each crowned with a floral garland made by the Class 11s.

Speeches were made, tears were shed, a poem was recited and a song was sung.

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Finally it was time for photographs and hugs, before setting off for swot vac, then exams, then the next chapter of their lives.

Edited to add: the history exam my lad sat today? Featured a giant robot, apparently. Read all about it here.