Thursday, 11 August 2022

Headteacher for a day thanks to mum

A BOY took over as headteacher of his school for the day

A BOY took over as headteacher of his school for the day.

Joe Scott-Wood, seven, was given the opportunity after his mother Tricia Wood paid £210 for the prize in an auction in aid of Trinity Primary School in Henley.

One of his roles was to oversee a fire drill at the school in Vicarage Road and he watched his fellow pupils assemble in the playground after the fire bell rang.

After the children had lined up in their classes, Joe used a megaphone to tell them: “Well done everybody, you can go back to your classes. Thank you.”

This was followed by applause and laughter from the rest of the school.

Joe, who wore a waistcoat and a blue tie bought specially for the occasion by his mother, also met members of the school council to discuss play equipment, read to pupils in foundation stage, taught a lesson on Lego building to year two pupils, blew the whistle for break time and checked all the classes for good behaviour.

He said: “It has been good fun and not too much hard work.”

He said he couldn’t believe it when his mother told him she had successfully bid for the prize at a fund-raising ball hosted by the Friends of Trinity School in aid of refurbishing the lower playground.

“I said ‘oh my God’ and screamed,” he said.

Before resuming her role, headteacher Helen Jones said: “Joe is in year two so you would think he needed support because he is so young but he did it so well.”

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