Last week I was interrogating some children to find out what exciting things they had done in their holiday week. Sometimes it is hard trying to get anything more than a listless shrug and a grunt, followed by the claim that they “Didn’t do nuffink.” This is rendered even more painful by the students who watched TV/played Xbox but cannot recall a single other detail about the week of freedom and fun.
The day was saved by the boy who happily volunteered the information that he had ‘rided his bike.’
“Rode” I gently corrected him.
“Oh no” boy answered straight back, “I’m not allowed on the road!”