"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." “When I hear people say politics and religion don't mix, I wonder what Bible they are reading.” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu)
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4.19
"Work out your salvation with fear and trembling." Philippians 2.12
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The things they say
It was parents' evening last week and I was fairly busy, years 7, 8 and 9 all at the same time. Niall from Yr 7 came to see me with his Dad.
Have you told your Dad what we do in lessons Niall?
Well I'm not teaching you at the moment am I?
So who is?
Er ... Mr. Muhammad.
I don't know.
Yes you do. What's he teaching you?
Er ... about Islam.
That's right. And why him and not me?
I don't know.
Yes you do. Come on, think about it. Brown skin, big beard, robe. All the clues are there really.
Is he a Sikh?
On another occasion my colleague Ron was talking to kids about food and nutrition.
So what did you have for dinner then sir?
Well, my wife cooked a nice pork loin in cider.
How did she do that then sir?
Cook it inside her?
Then a group in circle time. If you were an animal what sort of animal would you be?
I'd be a lion ... I'd be a bear ... I'd be a horse ...
I'd be a hedgehog.
So I could be a right prick!
Sir, sir. My sister's having a baby.
Oh. (Neutral tone. you never know what's coming.)
She's going to call her Kylie-May. Two names with a python in the middle.