It’s all over! I can’t believe it’s been six weeks and I’ve finished placement. I have really mixed feelings about the end of my time at school. The last week has been quite tough, not because of the workload (which was still mad), but because I was just so tired! With a mixture of trying to catch up with friends and family before Christmas, all the usual planning and evaluations, preparing for my end of practice review and debrief with my tutors and not to mention the fact that the children were ready for the holidays about two weeks ago has meant all I wanted to do by Friday was go to bed!
On the other hand though, I was really, really sorry to be leaving. I think I mentioned in my last post that my placement school felt like it was just where I worked now, so to be leaving so soon was quite sad – especially when the children presented me with a (not so secret) surprise card and presents at the end of the day!
I say not so secret – I was completely oblivious to the fact they were making a card when I’d been banished to the art room by my Host Practitioner to do painting with some of the children, when I came back I was told by one of the children not to go in the class next door because Miss was angry and shouting… Oh and they had a card for me, but I’m not meant to know!
Anyway – the point I’m trying to make here is I have had the best six weeks, which have been made entirely by the children. There are times when you think ‘What on earth am I doing here?’, but these are insignificant compared to the rest of the time when it is just fantastic
So to all you potential PGCE students for 2013 – it might seem like the scariest, most tiring, hardest thing you’ve ever done but it’s totally worth it. Right… I’m going back to bed!