Yesterday was Molly's prizegiving ceremony for school. It took place in Pocklington school's Tom Stoppard Centre which, as I've previously blogged about, is a wonderful venue for school things.
Of course it was lovely, seeing all of the pupils getting their awards and seeing the school together again to say goodbye to the Year 6 pupils.
But I could really have done without the violins and the trumpet solos to be honest. I'm beginning to believe that school performances shouldn't be allowed to feature anyone playing an instrument unless they've actually mastered it. It's all very well saying how nice it is to see the children trying to play, but sitting through a trumpet solo of Bright Eyes was just one aural experience too much.
Practise, practise, practise by all means, but don't perform until you're capable of playing it properly please.
(and yes, it's mean to be so nasty to the children - but you weren't there!)