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Teaching the child of celebrity!

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Ducklings45 Mon 18-Mar-13 19:43:45

Has anyone done this and how did you get past the 'oh wow it's Xxx'. A new child join my class recently with famous parentage.

I am still a bit starstruck when speaking to
mum and wondered how you move past it? blush

Ducklings45 Mon 18-Mar-13 19:44:05


Schlock Mon 18-Mar-13 19:46:00

There is very much subjective so you need to name drop before you can get any decent advice wink

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Mon 18-Mar-13 20:29:26

Oh yes. I agree with Schlock, we couldn't possibly comment until we knew who you were talking about grin

JaffaCakesAreCAKES Mon 18-Mar-13 20:31:20

Clues please!!!!!!! I love games like this grin

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Mon 18-Mar-13 21:01:07

Yes, I taught a very well known journalist/writers children. I was a little blush when I first met him and it was hard not to ask him too many questions and trip over my words, but I ended up teaching a couple of his children, he was actually quite quiet, but very nice so was his children.

WiganKebab Mon 18-Mar-13 21:28:55

Perhaps it will get easier when they start telling you how to do your job etc etc? And how clever their kid is, etc etc?

Failing that, just remember that everybody poos.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Mon 18-Mar-13 21:36:22

I'm going for Tim Dowling for DreamsTurnToGoldDust and Kirsty Allsop for Ducklings

What's the prize if I'm right?

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Mon 18-Mar-13 21:59:30

No, not Tim Dowling, don't want to say out loud as I'll have to name change, but he's sometimes on Question Time and does not like Peter Hitchin at all grin.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 18-Mar-13 22:16:46

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AViewfromtheFridge Mon 18-Mar-13 22:20:39

I had a Premier League manager's son in my form for five years. Both were lovely, although the dad alway smelt like a dream and I did keep finding myself simpering in his presence.

LizzieVereker Mon 18-Mar-13 22:21:05

I'm hoping that Duckling's one is a Beckham. Or Princess Tiami Price Andre.

smugmumofboys Mon 18-Mar-13 22:21:33

DH has always worked in private schools. At his last school, he taught the children of several very famous folk - slebs, government bods etc. he now teaches somewhere very provincial and casually mentioned a couple of famous parents. I was starstruck. It's wasted on him.

kissmyheathenass Mon 18-Mar-13 22:23:05

Will self? He hates PH.

FrameyMcFrame Mon 18-Mar-13 22:24:51

Penny Pocket from Balamory had a child at my DDs school. (my claim to fame!!)
She is Lovely in rl

Mintyy Mon 18-Mar-13 22:27:09

Seriously? You are all in a tizz about meeting a celebrity?

Ducklings45 Mon 18-Mar-13 22:29:25

I am not saying who it is and it will out me big time!! Who it is isn't relevant to your answers as the question isn't in relation to the particular behaviour of said celebrity, just their status in general and me feeling starstruck like an idiot.

If you needed a name to give me an answer, think Beckham famous although not the Beckhams

thornrose Mon 18-Mar-13 22:30:06

I chatted to Will Self a couple of times at Brockwell Lido some years ago. I didn't have a clue who he was until my friend pointed it out blush

LynetteScavo Mon 18-Mar-13 22:32:32

Is it Madonna?

Don't know why I'm asking - the OP's never going to tell. She's the only person who I might be a bit awe struck by.

Booyhoo Mon 18-Mar-13 22:36:14

is rooney junior at school yet?

kissmyheathenass Mon 18-Mar-13 22:37:02

I do find the idea of someone like the Beckham's being on question time slightly ludicrous.

However wrt being strarstruck, I don't think there is much you can do about it. Whenever I have met a famous person, my voice goes very high and squeaky. It even did this at Disney when we met Minnie mouse blush

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 18-Mar-13 22:37:37

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Ducklings45 Mon 18-Mar-13 22:39:24

I hope I am professional and am not some crazy fan but inside I feel like my legs are jelly and with a racing heart I hope this doesn't come across when I'm talking to them.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Mon 18-Mar-13 22:41:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FelicityWasCold Mon 18-Mar-13 22:46:50

Yes I teach some children of famous people, but this thread is pointless OP because we both know naming them would be gross misconduct...

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