I had a great day today. well - great morning [I was sent home, poorly this afternoon] This morning a group of 10 y10 pupils from the learning support of a local mainstream secondary school came to our school [MLD school] to begin a 2 term course [one morning per week]on Land Studies [gardening type stuff] I was kindof expecting ruffians. What I got were 10 very nervous and very quiet students, who initially refused to put their bags down. They had that 'Rabbit in the headlights' look. You know the one I mean - the one that new Y7s have for the first hour that they are secondary pupils. I discovered that none of them were volunteers. They'd all been 'bullied' into coming - and hadn't known anything about it til this morning. LOL! None of them wanted to be here. After listening to me for a bit [expectations, safety, equipment needed, etc etc] a quick cuppa tea and some toast [in our purpose built garden centre] they got down to work - and happily did some landscaping work. Hard, physical work. They loved it! What's more, they were very good at it! At the end of the session, they were happy, smiling and all said that it wasn't at all like they had expected. They said they were looking forward to coming back next week. They were sorry they had to leave so soon. The teacher that came with them was delighted with this turn of events too. I'm not sure why I was worried really - our school is a special place, and I should have known that it would work its magic on them, just as it does to everyone else who visits. I'd love to read about something good that happened to you today.