I am utterly exhausted after awards evening last night--more than 400 students crossed the stage, receiving awards for attainment and effort in a school subject, tutor awards for contribution to their peers, sports awards, and special resilience awards. Presenting them all was Ray Winstone, the tough guy actor who is from London. He was filming yesterday and arrived for awards evening 45 minutes late and the whole evening ended up going on until a few minutes before 10:00. And then straight back to school this morning after seven hours horizontal. I am so glad that tomorrow is an in-service day (=no children). I knew earlier in the week that I was going to be so run down by today and so I planned compass designs and colouring lessons. Phew.
After this week there are three school weeks left. Holidays can't come soon enough. Unfortunately I have no trip home planned yet because I still don't have my passport back from the Immigration department and I don't want to gamble with £500 or more. I am still planning to go to Halifax, but I will pay the premium to buy at the last minute if necessary.