Gareths (amazing/energetic/crazy/wonderful/needs-a-pay-rise) teacher organised for a group of Year 6 kids to attend a Science Day in Newcastle today. I was one of the volunteer parent drivers who drove in convoy from the school to the event carrying some very excited kids ready to work their way through group challenges over the day.
I didn't realise that I would also be standing behind the canteen hatch furiously squirting barbecue sauce onto hundreds of sausages sandwiches as throngs of hungry kids had outstretched hands eager to fill their bellies and then return to the next event.
I am so enjoying these last few months of being involved in gareths school before he leaves for High school in January. It's also lovely to share the day with the other mums who I count as my friends. As the kids were immersed in one of their long challenges we snuck off to a cosy cafe to recharge our caffeine levels together. I'm going to miss these days. They go too fast.
And the good news... I am very proud to say that Gareths school won!
Very proud kids. Very proud teacher. Woo-Hoo!!!