Friday, February 27, 2009


As School Councillor Sian had a chance to compere her school assembly today. She introduced the school song and then helped hand out certificates to the kids getting their Merit and Courtesy awards. She did a great job and I was really proud of her. 

I had hoped to sneak away once she was finished as I had 101 jobs to do before the school day ended 2hrs later but just as I was making my way to my car I was cornered and asked to help out for an hour getting a group of kids ready for their involvement in this weekends family mass. 

As other more holy and assertive people fussed around and told the kids where to stand and what to do I felt for the kids who had had their instruction and were expected to stay serene and quiet at the back. They were getting restless and so I did what I knew best and gathered them around cross legged on the floor and told them I would tell them a story. 

Nothing religious was popping into my head so I told them an old favourite "Fionn and the Salmon of Knowledge" A great one for ad libbing and because non of them are Irish it didn't matter a bit if Fionn didnt do exactly what the old Irish legend says. 

That's the beauty about story telling! ..and kids!...I'm just not sure if they will bother asking me to help out at Mass again!

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