Today was INSET – giving me the chance to (finally!) catch up on some missing sleep from the Gordon Brown trip last weekend. I got up at the leisurely time of 11, did some Maths homework (there is something very satisfying about solving an equation) ate a Pizza and then set off for canoeing. It was my choice out of the various ‘Enrichment’ activities happening on Wednesday afternoons and a few of us decided to go today on our own. (Technically it’s actually a kayak but meh)
It’s really quite fun going up and down the Sainsbury’s Canal at Ladbroke Grove – learning how to paddle faster, turn round, glide through the water etc. More exciting than learning Latin at least, which was also on offer
And then this evening was Open Evening. The whole Self clan seemed to descend on the school actually… I was helping to take a tour group around, Tash was in the Gym while Mum and Katie went for that exciting ‘move to secondary school’ feeling. Hiten delivered a speech, which was reportedly excellent, while I grabbed a few biscuits (They actually included our ‘high GCSE achievers’ photo in the welcome pack so hey, we’re famous.) It was very polished actually this year – a glossy welcome pack, even a few specially shot videos (with apostrophes in the wrong places). Wasn’t like that in our day!
As I said though – I am now exhausted and will have to sleep so that I’m able to do more school and more Maths homework tomorrow.