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I had a day off yesterday as it was the boys' School Speech Day and, as I'm a governor at the school, I put on my posh frock and high heels (I didn't cycle there) and we had a really lovely day. In the morning we have the infants and juniors so we have the tiny little 4 & 5 year olds who are so lovely and grin from ear to ear when they get a prize. In the afternoon we have the 11 year olds up to the Sixth Form so, in the middle years, it's not quite so "cool" to be getting a prize.
Eldest son, G, was up for a prize but he didn't know what it was for. As I had the programme in the morning, I would know what his prize was so we devised a code where I could let him know if it was "cool" or not. When I got onto the stage if it was a "cool" prize I was to push my glasses up my nose with one finger. If it was "uncool" I would use my whole hand. Fine - but then we had to define "cool" and "uncool" - anything sporty was "cool", "effort in maths" was most definitely "uncool".
As it happens, he got the Senior School Sports Endeavour Prize so all was fine and super-cool!
He also got his half colours in rugby and T got his half colours in hockey (unheard of in Year 9 but he is in the County Squad) - I'm not supposed to say all this as, apparently, it makes me a bragging Mum - my argument is that I'm a proud Mum.
How would I feel if he's got "effort in maths" though? - that's the question!
Tomorrow we go to the beach (if the weather holds) and I will take pics!