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Our school assemblies were often presided over by the local vicar, who once warned us of the dreadful dangers of mixing with "Rods and Mockers". One of the cool teachers laughed. Tell us about mad headteachers and assemblies gone wrong.

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(, Thu 13 Jun 2013, 12:43)
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Every Christmas my primary school would do a Christmas Carol assembly for the attached grammar school
We had a particularly militant mental music teacher who had weird control issues. While the whole Primary 6 class was rehearsing 'Away in a Manger' one year, she would halt and randomly point out a child. Then she would accuse them of not knowing the lyrics by screaming at them and make them sing it solo in front of the class.

As they were on the verge of tears from being shouted at for no reason, they inevitiably broke down crying before the teacher shouted "I KNEW IT!" and then chanted the lyrics before making the whole class start again.

After a few days of this it was my turn and got hauled to the front, where I was forced to sing solo. I don't have a singing voice but I managed to croak out the Carol word perfect and while not in tune, I was in time and rythm with her metronome thing on the piano.

She just glared at me and then:

Miss Allen - "Get out"

Me - "Why?"


So I trotted off back to my classroom and read the old Eagle comics in the back. Over the next 20 min two more of my classmates joined me, both with the equally puzzled looks after singing the carol corrrectly. The kind that only a 9 year old has when adults over react for no reason.
(, Mon 17 Jun 2013, 23:36, 1 reply)
She was probably nostalgic
for the time she was still permitted to give a non-compliant child a good thrashing.
(, Tue 18 Jun 2013, 1:04, closed)

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