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To think seing a boy bouncing down a school coridor on a broom isn't a reason to choose a school

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LynetteScavo Wed 30-Sep-09 11:58:52

I took DS1 to an open mornign at a secondary school.

He had his usual "I don't want to be here" face on, until her saw a pupilstaning on a broom, bouncing down a coridor.

DS smiled, became relaxed, and has decided he would very much like to go to this school.

Boys are strange creatures....

LynetteScavo Wed 30-Sep-09 11:59:38

Oh, I thought I was in AIBU!

pagwatch Wed 30-Sep-09 12:01:03

We chose a school for DS2 when we saw a child bolting through the school followed by the most cheerful woman I have ever seen belting after him and giving us a cheery 'good morning' as she did so...we put it as our only choice and fought the LEA smile

I am with your DS on this one


MrsBadger Wed 30-Sep-09 12:01:40

do you know, I completely assumed you were in AIBU...

OrmIrian Wed 30-Sep-09 12:01:50

It's a damn good reason to choose a school!

mollyroger Wed 30-Sep-09 12:04:21

was this Hogwarts?

GooseyLoosey Wed 30-Sep-09 12:09:10

How do you stand ON a broom and bounce? I'm trying really hard to get a mental picture of this... but I can't.

mollyroger Wed 30-Sep-09 12:09:52

I expect it was one of those Nimbus 2000 mark 9 or something.

mwff Wed 30-Sep-09 12:10:37

i would also choose a school on this basis

HappyHome Wed 30-Sep-09 12:21:58

My DS has chosen his favourite school as the one with the best school canteen menu hmm It think the broom would have swung it for him though!

SoupDragon Wed 30-Sep-09 12:23:52

DS1 is currently favouring the school which exploded watermelons at their open day by dousing them in petrol and setting them alight (apparently this was the method, I didn't see it as I was watching the maggot racing with DS2)

LynetteScavo Wed 30-Sep-09 12:28:29

GooseyLoosey - take a broom, hold it in front of you, brush part on the floor, handle staight up. Stand on the top of the brush part. Hold on to the handle with both hands. Jump up and down pogo style.

Go on - try it with your kitchen broom. grin

pagwatch Wed 30-Sep-09 12:29:58

<<pag closes her eyes and listens hard for the faint and distant sound of curious bouncing MNers>>

Simplistica Wed 30-Sep-09 12:32:10

Have you lot never bounced on brooms then? goodness,must be just me then.....

gorionine Wed 30-Sep-09 12:32:50

Thanks Lynette! I have just destroyed my broomblushgrin

GooseyLoosey Wed 30-Sep-09 12:33:56

LynetteScavo - I shall be doing that as soon as I go home. However, I fear splinters in unseemly places and for the longevity of the broom.

MrsGhoulofGhostbourne Wed 30-Sep-09 16:39:22

Presume they play Quidditch at that school? I would deffo go for it!

Paolosgirl Wed 30-Sep-09 16:43:54

Obviously a state school grin wink wink

LynetteScavo Wed 30-Sep-09 17:04:44

grin - yes, very much a state school.

(But we got up to a lot worse at the private school I went to. wink)

I asked one of the boys showing us around;

"What made you come to this school"?

He replied;

"My Mum"

Priceless. grin

bellissima Wed 30-Sep-09 17:32:16

I'm doing Open Days and still waiting to see the Gregory's Girl penguin...

deaddei Thu 01-Oct-09 08:38:08

My son enjoyed the maggot racing at one prestigious school last week.

LynetteScavo Thu 01-Oct-09 09:41:14

Like I said deaddei, boys are strange!

I noticed the other prospective mothers were very boden clad. I can't decide wheather that's a good thing or not!

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