My middle guy's grade three choir took part in the NLTA Christmas Suite at the Arts & Culture Centre last night. It was the fourth Christmas concert that we have attended in as many nights! Last night my oldest guy's school choir was on stage at the same venue.
Christmas Suite Performances are a four-day event involving dozens of youth choirs from schools on the North East Avalon. It is a big fundraiser for the NLTA's music council and provides a fantastic showcase for these students to showcase their musical talents.
I would like to recognize the great commitment that teachers make to providing these opportunities for these kids. For example, the vice-principal at Liam's school was there directing traffic and keeping an eye on the children which is exactly what she was doing when I dropped Liam off at MQP at 8:05 am this morning. That is dedication. Teachers really are special people.
Speaking of Liam. He just informed me that his class is writing a farewell letter to Danny William's thanking him for his contribution to the province while Premier. Liam though it was strange that his class was thanking Danny Williams for leaving. I chucked, thinking of a few people who might be able to draft that one. I had to explain to him that the letter was thanking him for a job well done and that he is retiring. Kids say the darnedest things.
I wonder how many school children from Nain to Cape Ray are writing letters to Danny? I also wonder how many school children did that when Clyde Wells and Brian Peckford resigned?