After picking up Abigail and Bradley we went to La Parisienne to catch up on the internet. Mariella had the same idea and turned up shortly after us. The internet proved to be very quick so I was nearly finished when Paul arrived from college to collect Abigail and Bradley. They were competing in a cross country race today at the school so the plan was for Paul to get them changed and I would follow behind. We arrived at the school on time and witnessed the usual unorganised chaos as chairs were moved outside into the street for parents to sit in. By this time thirty minutes had been wasted and parents were still arriving with their children. Eventually the PE teacher rallied the first group to run. The children lined up including Bradley who had been looking forward to the races all week. The teacher set the group off running behind a rather large lady teacher around the block and back to the finish line. It wasn’t long before the group rounded the corner and Bradley was way out in front which he held taking first place. As for the teacher she was gasping for breath and looked as if she was going to keel over at any time. Bradley was given a set of coloured pencils and pencil sharpener as his prize. The second group lined up and Bradley decided he wanted to run again, this would have been a farer race for him as he is the oldest within his class. They set off round the block taking a much longer route, when they rounded the corner Bradley was in third position and sprinted to the finish line. We did make sure he didn’t go through the barriers to collect another prize. Abigail on the other hand had not been looking forward to her race, she reluctantly lined up and had a slow start. We watched as children from her group passed the finish line then we saw Abigail coming around the corner with a few older girls behind her. She did manage to take thirteenth place which wasn’t bad considering she was running against girls and boys aged nine. We stayed and watched the older children run finally leaving at 5.30pm.