Friday, 23 May 2008

Holidays Are Here Again...

I am extremely glad that it is the start of the school half term holiday. This is a really manic time of year for us poor Science teachers, as coursework needs last-minute tweaking, marking, re-tweaking and re-marking, and then the marks have to be sent to examiners, after which the coursework for particular students has to be taken out, annotated, verified and sent off.

I really hate coursework.

There is also the pressure of getting the exam courses taught before the students have their exams... many of which have started, so you try to teach a lesson on stem cell research, only to discover that half the class are absent due to an art exam.

I am absolutely shattered.

Somehow or other, I allowed myself to be persuaded to give a talk to our parish Youth Group, about Lourdes. Unfortunately, what with workload, preparations for our Parish Pilgrimage and Corpus Christi, I didn't manage to get any time to prepare. So, directly after school, I drove down to the church and sat in the small hall putting together a PowerPoint presentation on the life of St. Bernadette and what goes on at Lourdes today... which gave me the perfect opportunity to show off some of my favourite photos!

I then went to sit in the car until someone came to open up the large hall. I was so tired, I fell asleep...

...I'm now going to have an early night. Blogging will resume tomorrow.

3 comments:

MaggieClitheroe said...

Enjoy the half term! My hubby is home but is an edexcel examiner, (for our sins), so we won't be seeing much of him, I suppose, (and he'll be taking over the computer too - rats!).

Mark said...

YAY! How long is half-term for?

Enjoy your break.

Mac McLernon said...

One week. And what a week it's going to be... more on that later!

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