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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The School Disco...looking back on my teaching career...

At a few of my postings, the Student Council would organise a Disco to celebrate the end the term. Invariably there would be a theme and one such disco at Kelvin Grove State School (now KG State College) had the theme, 'Celebrities'. I honestly can't remember how I decided on what celeb to be but I have photographic evidence that Maureen, the Year 4 teacher, and I went as 'The Two Fat Ladies', Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson. These two UK ladies had a cooking show where they cooked dishes full of fats and sugars. In the show they would travel around the UK on a motorbike and cook at various venues. 

They made more than one series...

They liked to use fresh local produce...
Hopefully that stuffed toy isn't going in the pot!!


Well Maureen and I weren't able to organise to arrive at school on a motorbike but we still had fun!
Here we are posing with our 'props' hastily gathered from our respective kitchens! Our very enterprising Parents and Citizens Association organised photos which were later sold to us to raise funds! 


Note that I am wearing bright nail polish and a large ring on my finger...just like Jennifer Paterson! An old pair of light coloured specs were painted black to look like Ms Paterson's glasses. 
Another lovely memory from my working life...

5 comments:

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Lovely memories Maria. You look so nice too in your black glasses and polished nails. I loved that show so much. Such a shame when Jennifer passed. I saw an interview with her brother just after her passing,and he said she was so so true to her Catholic faith (I remember her kissing a Nuns hand in one show when they cooked in a Convent)She left all her money to the Church.

creations.1 said...

lol!!! great memory to have - and photographic proof too!! Loved that show - such characters!

Sue Niven said...

What fun!
Thanks for sharing a great memory, lovely stuff.

Paul Forster said...

A wonderful memory and great to have the photographic evidence!

Paul Forster said...

A wonderful memory and great to have the photographic evidence!