Australian Education Union - ACT Branch

26 May 2017

The annual dinner for the Australian Education Union ACT branch is the culmination of their annual conference where plenty of socialising makes this final hurrah a chance to mix and mingle with friends and colleagues, applaud those awarded for their contribution to their profession and on this occasion to be entertained by comedian Tom Ballard.

An overview of his education brought much hilarity and the occasional blush making moments to the guests, but he’s good fun and showed how humour got him through so many aspects of his own school years.

These occasions always bring back memories of your own school days and the impact a great teacher has on your life. With a return to my old school for a trivia night recently, a wander through the old halls, into the library where the paintings on the walls look so small to those memories of the good old days and the significant occasions that loom large in the memory bank, after all these years my great teachers are still remembered well. And this group, coping with so much more pressure than then, are a great bunch.