Thursday, October 07, 2004

we plough the fields and scatter ...

Harvest Festival day at O's school, so no morning mile today cos I had to go to assembly and see him and his class singing Dingle Dangle Scarecrow and The Vegetable Song (aka Cauliflowers Fluffy). Which they all did beautifully, awww.

Being a non-church school and having pupils from very diverse backgrounds, they did a good job of keeping things vague on the religion side, with 'thank yous' to no-one in particular (even atheists like us couldn't feel particularly aggreived) - right up until the last verse of the autumn song, giving thanks for the "smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces". At least half the kids in our school are Muslim or/and vegetarian, and most unlikely to be grateful for the smell of bacon. Big fat 'dur' to the head, I think.


mofo said...

I'm a veggie and I love the smell of bacon!
Burger vans are the worst though, makes my tummy grumble!

Anonymous said...

really? I'm a veggie and I hate the smell of cooking meat. The worst ever was when I worked in a pub one very hot sticky summer and they seemed to be having a hog roast outside every single night. Eeew.

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