Years 7, 8 and 9 had a theme day at school today. They were split into four groups, and spent the day taking turns to visit the four “themed” rooms. This year the theme was countries: France, Japan, England and Zimbabwe.
I was, of course, involved in the organisation of England. This involved preparing tea, toast and marmalade, and showing an episode of Fawlty Towers.
Had we have had more than 60 minutes per group, there were more humourous itmes planned (English humour being the theme within a theme), but even with the shortened schedule, we seemed to have succeeded in sending away the children happy.
In the corridor there was talk of the day’s event, and I overheard a couple of times how the English offering was best. I gladly take credit for the idea, though the actual ingredients (sugar and brilliant comedy) are always a recipe for success among young adults.