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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.

Inspired by the mighty @Rhodri on Twitter

(, Thu 13 Jun 2013, 12:43)
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The overhead projector
The overhead projector played a key role in school assemblies. Nothing to do with retail accounting, the overhead projector, or "OHP" as the tech-savvy science teacher called it, was used to project text and images, written on transparent plastic film with felt tips, onto a screen at the front of the hall.
Responsibility for the OHP was not offered lightly. It involved removing the plastic documents and replacing them with new ones when asked, and also raising or lowering the height of the projector if necessary, adding or removing slim books to the pile on which the machine was placed, should the image not adequately align with the screen. This took initiative, and the OHP monitor would need to make necessary adjustments quickly and unobtrusively, so as not to disturb the rhythm of the assembly.
I was only trusted with the task once. Red haired and prone to allergies, an unexpected sneeze blasted strings and blobs of bogeys onto the machine, which were subsequently displayed to the hall 3 or 4 feet high in glorious 80s technicolor.
(, Wed 19 Jun 2013, 13:49, 3 replies)
Superb - this to win.

(, Wed 19 Jun 2013, 15:45, closed)
^ What fatty mcpoobreath said ^

(, Wed 19 Jun 2013, 16:02, closed)
Witty and to the point
with a minimum of spelling and grammar errors.
And you didn't feel you had to pretend to be living on a housing estate.
(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 2:32, closed)

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