Best Foot Forward

It’s that time of the year once again and last night was Nykolai’s school performance. Usually these are rather cringe-worthy events that remind me all too much of the Addams Family movie so last night’s show was a very pleasant change. Directed by the school’s music teacher, the show was well put together and brought out the best in the kids, really stretching them with memorised lines, choreography and singing. It’s great to see someone bringing out the best in kids, respecting their abilities and not playing down to them. From the wild reactions of the kids when she was thanked for her efforts, it’s clear that they really love her for it.

The only downside to the night was the venue was in a hall, with flat seating and a relatively low stage. We wound up seated at the back and didn’t see a lot of the action, which was a shame.