Monday, 12 May 2014

Nearly lost a finger

Today I found out why schools supply such poor quality scissors to their pupils. It is not for the children's safety, but for the teachers', who must bear the brunt of ill timed cutting manoeuvres. A small child nearly removed one of my fingers this afternoon in a moment of inattention, which seem to be becoming quite common, worryingly. Admittedly, at first I didn't think she'd done any more than trap my innocent digit between the edges of the blunted implement, but I discovered later that she had actually drawn blood. It's fine, though. I have lived to tell the tale. Maintaining their focus for the few hours between lunch and home time, however, seems to be getting harder by the day.

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