What a Star(t)!



J, in her first week of proper school, has certainly shone. Within days, she was given the honour of taking one of the two class teddies home for good behaviour, and at the Friday assembly the head teacher handed her the Special Effort badge.

There was also an announcement in her communication book that she has been chosen for the school Swimming Squad. That’s wasting no time! She was a bit dubious about this honour until I assured her that I would be watching her training sessions, as I have done for her elder sister.




She is certainly not unfamiliar with lots of water.

© January 2018 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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16 Responses to What a Star(t)!

  1. beeblu says:

    It’s wonderful that you’ve been able to be there for your granddaughters every step of the way and share in their achievements.


  2. You’re a nice grandpa, 🙂


  3. Well done, ‘J’. Another star in the making. 🙂


  4. Congrats to her! Her year is certainly off to a successful start!


  5. How old is she Les? Just trying to compare starting big school with over here. Well done to J. She must be so profundity of having you to support her.


    • colonialist says:

      Six turning seven in May.
      The predictive facility can be a pest, can’t it?

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      • Always, it would help if I actually proof read before clicking Send/Reply. Sometimes the replaced word makes perfect sense, but only very occasionally!

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      • Over here, ours are in nursery/pre school until they start school at four years old. Reception class is first and then Key-stage One for two years, they move into Key-stage Two at seven years old. At eleven years old they move to high school. At sixteen they can leave school or move into the Sixth form, At Eighteen, following two years in sixth form, most go on to university.


        • colonialist says:

          We have similar steps and end results. Between four and five they enter pre-school. At five or six they go to Reception Class (Grade R or 0). Grade 1 is for ages 6 or 7, Grade 9 is the last compulsory year, and Grade 12 is matriculation year — required for university entrance.


  6. disperser says:

    A rightly proud grandfather . . .

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