Almost the end of the academic year, here the final term begins on Monday after a weeks holiday – which used to be called Whitsuntide ‘when I werra lad’. Now only the dreaded exams and school reports before the 6 week summer holiday/vacation begins in July. That is if teachers are allowed to make reports these days,perhaps not;it might upset the little angels! When these assessments were made in my day they had hidden messages to our parents. Here are some examples for my teachers friends:
Satisfactory progress : I cannot think of a single interesting thing to say about him/her.
easygoing : Bone idle
a sensitive child : never stops whining
lively : disruptive
helpful : creep
reliable : grasses on fellow students
expresses him/herself confidently : cheeky little s**t
enjoys all physical activities : a thug
works better in a group : dare not take my eyes off him/her
needs encouragement : thick as two short planks
good with his/her hands : light fingered
independant minded : obstinate
possesses a vivid imagination : a liar
Finally one which IS self explanatory:
"Some drink from a fountain of knowledge; he only gargles."
Enjoy the weekend folks !