The day after school finished and the day before my 27th wedding anniversary, I had the great pleasure to drive down to the foothills west of Bunbury and give a PD for the combined staffs of Our Lady of Lourdes in Dardanup and St Michael's School of Brunswick Junction.
My congratulations go to the teachers who engaged with grammar even after the school year had ended and the school was empty of the laughs and chatter of children. As the day went on, it was clear that the nods and smiles of teachers were showing that the principles of grammar were becoming clearer to them as true and unchanged and less a matter of individual preference or judgement.
Brava, teachers! I trust the rest of your holidays will be free of PDs!