I had my speech and drama teacher's hat on today. The school where I teach had their end of term performances for their parents and family members (the school isn't closed for another couple of months, but the drama and music lessons are over). They played to a packed house. It was most of the kids first time on stage and it was the first time for all of them doing a play with me. They were all decked out in their costumes and looked very cool. I was really stressed about today because there was so much to do, the children had devised the plays and I had written up the scripts so that was an added tension and also because it was my first performance where I had sole responsibility as the teacher. It is amazing how important the parents' opinion becomes when they are paying you and they are judging your ability on how well their children do. Things went ok. The class I was worried about were great and the class I thought would be fine got stage fright and went to pieces. That's the way with the school performance though. I think the parents enjoyed it and a lot of them said that they had a good time and that their children loved going to me, which is nice to hear. I also got a big bunch of flowers presented to me at the end, which was a lovely surprise.