Tomorrow (28th April) I begin the first of two immersive placements in schools in the city centre. I’ll be in the school between Tuesday and Friday over the course of the next two weeks between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.
In this school I’ll be working with a year 5 class (pupils aged nine and ten). Tomorrow is an introductory day where I’ll be meeting members of the school community and particularly the class I’ll be working with. I have offered to do a Q&A session with the class and an introduction to spirituality for the staff. I don’t know yet whether the school will take up these offers.
The Headteacher of the school is aware that I wish to reflect on my experience of these days on this blog and is supportive. A good deal of it will be anonymised to protect the pupils and the community as a whole.
I am excited about this time I’ll be spending with this school. The head is a lively and thoughtful conversation partner and the teacher I’ll be working alongside is a grounded and passionate person who is committed to the children on his care. It’s going to be a lot of fun!