Wow! It has been a long and tiring day. Our day began at 9am and ended at 5.30pm with everybody feeling very tired, but as all the adults went home we drove straight to school and changed into our uniform(which were in the boot of the car) and helped out at the Sharples School Open Evening. Although we were all absolutely shattered, we all had a brilliant day. I thought it would be impossible to have a better day than yesterday but we managed it! Some of today's highlights included imagining how we wish that life would be like for children in 2020 and then presenting it in whatever format we wanted...there were some outstanding performances from all teams, we even had some rapping from Nonsi who was representing BEMAS (Bolton Ethnic Minority Achievement Service).
My particular group took inspiration from popular show Jim'll fix it! which we renamed Bolton'll fix it. It's very difficult to put my feelings about the day in words but I'll try my best...it was a day full of enthusuiasm from all, full of amazement at how much everybody was into the conference and a huge feeling of PRIDE, because we were all doing great things.
Tomorrow is the most crucial point of Future Search, because tomorrow we will all leave. I'm sure everyone will agree that the conference is a great success so far...but the overall success of the conference will be in our hands when we leave tommorow at 1pm. We've done a lot of talking, but the question is will we actually put our words into action? I have great faith in Bolton 2020, I had some reservations before the conference but now talking to everybody and getting a geneneral feel from everybody I think great things will happen.
Quotes from today:
"Think outside the box"
"I feel optimistic"
"Please welcome on Margaret...Oh sorry! You're Mary!"
"All work and no play makes us boring"
"I am amazed!"
I'd like to thank everybody who has posted some comments, we've even had comments from Ireland and America...and hey! just because the conference will end tomorrow does not mean that this blog has to! Let's keep it alive and it could be a valuable point of communication for all stakeholders!
Finally, I'll finish like I did yesterday. It wouldn't work without me, it wouldn't work without you, but it has the potential to be great if we work together.
Keep Blogging for Bolton!