Thursday, 25 September 2008

The perils of being a do-er!

Last May I joined the school PTA and now I am the secretary and Mr Wishful is the Chairman, I seem to have this uncanny knack of talking myself into more and more. I think my problem is if I see something that needs doing I get on and do it in the hope that others will think " oh lets get on and give Alex a hand" I don't think its going to happen though.
Since Jamie has returned to school I have taken all of the second hand uniform out of the cupboard and after sorting out the wheat from the chaff I washed it, ironed it and hung it on rails to sell at school for 50p an item, every Friday.
I think they think I am mad as cheese!, they could be write you know!
I realise that parents are hard pushed and struggling at the moment (I know we are) which is why I would think buying a school jumper for 50p would help, but it almost seems that PTA is a dirty word.
Oh well onwards and upwards the garden areas around the school are my next project,
  1. I am organising a work party for the half term holidays to dig out the lost pond (so far I have 3 volunteers)
  2. replant the garden that was in the memory of Lily a little girl that died 4 or 5 years ago, its a little overgrown and unloved so it needs sorting out
  3. invent a quiet reading area under a big tree and plant it up with shade loving plants that won't need too much attention
  4. I have found plans on the internet to make wildlife habitat boxes in kit form so that the children can put them together at school
Last week I started helping with an after school mural painting club, they have some walls in the play ground that lacked colour, my artistic skills are at last being put to good use helping the year 2 students draw their designs so that they can paint them in. Mind you only 2 children attended so it might take a while to cover the whole wall.
It would appear that school spirit and pride are non existent, which for a small village school its a shame. I live 2 villages away but I think because I grew up in a nearby town I have really tried to embrace what I believed village life to be and the community spirit just doesn't exist any more like I had hoped it would. I will keep banging my head against the brick wall though, as I am a very stubborn person. I will enjoy being a useful person and keeping busy by helping anyone who asks me to, because that is who I am.

bye for now


Joanne said...

Well done Alex you've joined the wonderful world of blogging. Oh how the hours will aimlessly drift by. Your make many friends and blog land will become your new world. It's much more friendlier and relaxed than the real world.
See you tomorrow night.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

I am the PTA Vice Chair this year for my sins (was secretary for prev 2 years) and i know what you mean it seems to be a battle to get anything done will any support from other parents but we shall overcome :-D
Lesley x