Thursday, May 01, 2008


Kingstanding Hi-Jinx

The sun shined on the staff of Christ The King Catholic Primary School today. Their school, up in Kingstanding, had been converted into a Polling Station, so they were taking the opportunity to get up to Hi-Jinx on a City Adventure day. Headteacher, Adam, or ‘Sir’, as we like to call him, emerged from a City Adventure at the end of February saying he wanted his whole staff team to go through the experience he had just had and now they have.

Rachel Carter brokered it. Craig did the prep. Jake stepped in to help stuff some of the 561 envelopes involved. Charlotte booked the catering and a whole gang turned out to loiter and lead tasks around the streets. The staff (all women, except ‘Sir’ obviously) seemed like a good bunch and appeared to have had a bit of a riot along the way, throwing themselves into the challenges that involved accosting strangers.

The afternoon was both lively and focussed. Together, we drew parallels between the morning’s activities and their professional lives. Hopefully this will be the start of something big for a school which, judging by the staff we met, must already be fun place to learn. I’ll be spending a few days with them in June making some videos with the kids, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Well done everyone, well done the weather.


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