My holidays being slightly different this year I managed to get to some plays and assemblies at my kids' primary school. I was rather taken aback by the behaviour of some of the parents - standing up in the middle of the hall with phones videoing stuff and talking through other pupils' performances etc etc. I'm secondary so I don't really know what the norm is here but I found it quite rude when a group of parents chatted throughout an instrumental piece done by a string quartet from year 5. The parents also got up and wandered out of the hall at the same time the kids were leading out which I found a bit odd. I'd be interested to hear about anyone else's experience of this - is this par for the course or do other schools do things differently?