Not long now! We’ve passed the halfway mark of this, the final term of the year and are on the big countdown to the end. We’ve now only got 5 weeks to go (a little less, to be honest) and, while that sounds exciting, it’s also scary at the same time. The students have so much to think about, not merely their graduation ceremony, but also their friends, about leaving them and the safe, supportive surrounds that have been like a second home for years. The emotions are running high and often all of them at the same time; there’s sadness, a little uncertainty, bubbling excitement and a growing sense of adventure all simmering away in 11 and 12 year old melting pots. Not that it’s any easier for we teachers, with reports looming, excursions, ceremonies and assessments to organise and finish (not to mention those simmering melting pots to manage), but I’m sure it will all be okay in the end. It always seems to work out in the end – somehow!