The easter break is here! Today is Friday, 25 March. The break goes until Monday, 4 April. However, because of the ECM biennial, I will be on holiday until Saturday, 9 April! For now, I plan to sleep in every morning until nine, and then cycle in the afternoon. We are going up the mountain today just after lunch, and then I am trying to get some of my classmates to cycle together this evening. I also can’t wait until the biennial!
Today was a very fun day. The classes were all very light, and I have a moderate amount of homework, but it is fairly easy, creating PowerPoint slides for Bible and English. We did the traditional “egg drop”, which is pretty much self-explanatory! The goal is to protect your egg as much as possible, for when it is dropped out a second floor (third floor, if you’re counting the ground floor as one) window! Ours wouldn’t have broken, except for the fact that I had just enough skill to drop it directly onto the fence, where it was impaled. It was still great fun though, partly because we were all standing without umbrellas in the torrential rain. The picture was taken in Homeroom, where Albin and Jilles had done some beautiful artwork on the board (Mr Barbour’s line: Jilles, that is how to kill a marker!). I love Mr Tomlinson’s beard and hair!
A couple of markers died during the making of this photo. GDQ accepts no liability for these, and places all legal blame on the person or persons involved in creating the above image.
Today was Albin’s birthday party. At Morning Meeting, the whole school sung to him, and then the day continued as normal. No one thought any more of it, until last period study hall. I came up from French class to see three of the guys in my class lugging massive bags of food and drink into our classroom. At first I thought it was for the Servant Leadership team, since they usually meet on Thursdays during study hall. But two of them informed me with much joy that it was for us! We sung happy birthday to him, and he cut the cake. We snacked on crisps and other goodies in a time usually meant for doing homework. Jilles has a birthday in April – let’s do it again!