When I ask my five-year old son what he did in his U.S school at the end of every day I usually expect the following answers:
a) nothing (he says nothing)
b) so and so did something naughty and I did not do that naughty thing
c) nothing (he tells me they did nothing)
Anyway, yesterday when I asked that very same question, I got this response:
‘We all hid under the desks in case a tornado came.’
‘Oh, I see. So you know what to do if a tornado comes now.’
‘Yes. Is there one on the way?’
‘Um, no, not that I know of.’
‘Can we do tornado practice at home?’
‘Yes we can…’ (my eyes are gleaming with thoughts of ruby slippers and Emerald Cities….. 😉 )
Tornado practice! Well I never! Do UK schools have anything similar I wondered? Bloody-loads-of-rain practice for example?
Which leads me on to the fact that outside after-school activities were cancelled here in Howard County yesterday because it was TOO HOT. That would NEVER happen in the UK! Many a summer sports day or sports match has been cancelled because it has been too bloomin’ wet, or probably even too icy, but never too hot!
Saying that, there’s one hell of a thunderstorm heading this way…..