Dd is in a 6th form production of Antigone, and year 7 ds is one of the child chorus. They are at different schools. So far rehearsals have been after school or at weekends, but I have just discovered that next Tuesday is an all day tech and dress rehearsal. All the other children are year 7s at dd's school- so it's not a problem for them. I am tempted to call in sick for ds, but I really, really don't agree with doing that. But what if I ask and they say no. Eeeeek. What shall I do?
Yep, I know, talkin. Can't understand why I'm so twitchy about it. Probably because ds is likely to be the only child in his school has heard of Sophocles. I'm being pathetic. Will send in suitably grovelling letter tomorrow. Thank you!
Just ask for a holiday form and then on the reason, put 'special educational opportunity'. I had to get a day off for ds1 this week for a sports coaching day with Judy murray and Sir Chris Hoy, and the school granted it on that basis. He has to do a report on it for school, but they were absolutely fine wiht it.
Seeker his true mates will go "wow, do you want to play minecraft now" and the hangers on will not ask .....
chopstheduck when DH worked in Germany for a week, we went too and DD did a presentation to class about all the things we saw, on our return. It became a topic for the whole group and the teacher got to relax a bit!