Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Democracy in action
This evening, through a mixture of circumstance and someone else's bad luck and ill health, I was quietly thrust into a position of quite large responsibility.
For about 45 minutes all eyes were upon me. It was my job, as Senior Teacher and representative of the school, to publicly count the votes for the Board of Governors election. Two positons, Four candidates (one an incumbent).
If you'd have told me beforehand, I'd have said something along the lines of "no hassle!"
Stand in front of a silent, scrutineery room and count votes.
Then announce the results.
Even though you really, REALLY, want to!
I actually felt very proud.