As we are probably all looking forward to the new term with various degrees of nervousness, anxiety, stress or extreme terror I thought I'd try and start a cheerful topic. The nicest thing that's ever happened to me on supply was having a puncture. I'd just got to the school with a slow puncture, decided to leave it and worry about it at lunchtime as I wasn't covering an afternoon lesson. Having got started on changing it , a boy came charging over, shouting 'here miss, let me do it miss!' He was really pleased with himself, and finished the job despite the dubious encouragement of his friends who were merrily warning me not to drive down the road because the wheel would probably come rolling off. Turns out he was doing a course on car maintenance and he loved getting a bit of practice in. I passed his name on for a bit of positive feedback. It really cheered me up because I'd had a few horrible lessons that morning.