Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Arriving late for the end of year celebrations at Lourdes Convent School, I found myself directed to a seat next to the Mother Superior. She explained that all 1,000 of the students were taking part. There were formation dancers depicting traditional fishing and tilling of fields, a morality play featuring the devil (he got the best lines as usual) and a bollywood style dance spectacular, as well as the usual prize giving. Tea in the headmistress office afterwards was a little daunting, bring back memories of being sent to the head for punishment. After the ceremonies, the kids changed out of their costumes and became kids, running around and jostling for ice cream, before being driven home, three people to a scooter, or in a minicar.