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School visit
Monday June 21st 2005

My first presentation in a school.. and in my daughter's class!
My first presentation in a school.. and in my daughter's class!
The kids were very attentive, as were some from other classes..
The kids were very attentive, as were some from other classes..
Shiny stuff!!
Shiny stuff!!
Who goes first?
Who goes first?
Wow..
Wow..
Is it real?
Is it real?
Still a bit large.
Still a bit large.

My kids now regularly accompany me to the tower and on Museum visits, so it was not surprising they asked me to to 'appear' in their classrooms. My daughter's teacher thought it a very good idea, too, so I geared up and drove to the Catholic Heilige Family (Sacred Family) School on a very hot Monday afternoon. My arrival stirred up quite a bit of interest from all the other classes, and lots of kids came round and asked what I was doing.

I can't feel that!
I can't feel that!
That's a purse..
That's a purse..
..and that a hat.
..and that a hat.
Really sharp knife, no touching!
Really sharp knife, no touching!
And what's that, sir?
And what's that, sir?
All in all they were very interested.
All in all they were very interested.

After exiting the kids (4 to 6 years old) in my son's class, I went over to my daughters' group (8 years old) for a more serious presentation. I never did something like this for a group so young (apart from the kids visiting us at events of course, so this proved a bit of new ground. Would they even be interested, growing up as they are now with Nintendo and a miriad of television series? But it worked out fine. Some were awed, some shy, some extremely inquisitive. All in all (besides my daughter, beaming with pride of course) it was a very nice experience.


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