Its been a big and accident prone day for the Syme family for you see…today was my middle son’s Christmas play at school and he had been cast in a leading speaking role as Herod…but…he had a fall.
Girvan Primary is a great school and my feelings in this were reinforced again today by this accident. It was totally my son’s fault, in putting on his golden costume he tripped and banged his head. He is fine but a scalp injury was the result and those as you will know bleed profusely. Myself and my good lady were already in the school and about to take our places in the audience when we were called to him. The staff had made him comfortable and were fussing over him and as the picture shows he had a bandage on his head. I was rapidly told of the incident and what had taken place with a high level of professionalism. I drove the lad to the Girvan Hospital where he got the best of attention (local hospitals with A&E departments are a wonderful idea!) and was checked over without any delay. He wanted to return to the school to tell his class and teacher he was fine so we did. All of his friends were frankly ecstatic to see him and not less than six different members of staff stopped us and checked on him by name and how he felt. Girvan Primary is indeed a super school.
So my son missed the play and his chance to shine on the stage at least. But shine he did. I was so proud of him stoically sitting while he was examined without a peep and polite to a fault to all the teaching and medical staff he encountered despite the visible pain he was in. It also made me realise more (as I do not spent any time normally in the school) than ever just how central to his class he actually is. ”There is a lot of potential in his noggin and it would be a shame to dent it further.” I head this a dozen times in an hour. He even insisted on us cleaning and returning the golden costume to the school!
Tomorrow is my youngest son’s play….perhaps I will get to see this one