My school breaks up for Easter today. It is a long sought after and much needed break, I really think this term has been one of the hardest slogs I've dragged myself through so far. As we're surrounded on all sides by a constant barrage of negativity and political needling I thought I'd start a thread to share some of the positives we've experienced this year so far. Mine include: One of my year 11 girls getting a C in literature (5 lop!) after being so terribly frightened that she would fail as she dragged herself in for the exam whilst being very poorly. My year 9's engaging with poetry in a way I have never experienced and consistently being genuinely excited to discuss ideas and interpretations. Watching students in my classes share their ideas and help each other to improve their work and articulate themselves. Some times I just stood back and marvelled at them! Feel free to add yours below! I hope your Easter breaks are all full of family, relaxation and gin.