Sunday, June 08, 2008

Stressed out ...

Whoever thought journalism was a hectic line of business, think again. Try teaching a couple of hundred teenagers the Queen's English at a secondary school.

I am in the midst of checking their work on poetry. Some answers are simply hilarious.

Mention another Elizabethan theatre in the vicinity of The Globe. Answer: Picadilly Circus. Mention some of Shakespeare's comedies. Answers: Beth Mac, the Merchant of Verona.

Yep. These are my adorable fourth-graders, only two years away from taking their A-levels. So, quite understandably I need some time out and listen to world music, from the Buddha Bar, to come to my senses.
And still, I love them to bits, including my five-graders.