Sadly, I missed the Worcester Park walk on Saturday morning as I was busy with my martial arts grading (green belt thank you!) and also missed the Graveyard Bash on Sunday due to commitments to Cheam Common Junior's Summer Fair, which the whole Brinkster Clan thought was excellent with rides, inflatable things, go-karts, games, stalls, food, music, yada, yada, yada..... The highlight, of course, was the very sporting headmaster putting himself in the stocks to become a target for wet sponges......
In serious news a local primary school, Dorchester, has become embroiled in some controversy by banning the chairman of its own governors, as the local Guardian relates,
A primary school has banned the chairman of the governors from its premises after he threatened to expose a series of violent incidents involving its pupils.
In one of the most serious episodes at Dorchester Primary School, a six-year-old boy stabbed a teacher with a pencil. In another, a boy was suspended after physically assaulting a girl.
But when chairman of the governors Chris John, 40, tried to raise concerns to the authorities about the children's behaviour he was barred from entering the school in Dorchester Road, Worcester Park, by Sutton Council.
I think the phrase "shooting the messenger" is the on that came to my mind first......... If you want to read more about the incidents and what Mr John is doing about it then read the full article here. Any parents from Dorchester here?
Lastly congratulations to Laura Wood of Relaxation Station in Worcester Park for reaching the finals of the British Beauty and Spa Awards, to be held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in September. She's in the category of "Beauty Therapist Of The Year".