Year 3’s Max Becomes Headmaster For The Day


During the recent Friends of Bede's Prep Spring Ball, there was an auction lot to become Headmaster of the Prep School for the Day.

Amongst many highly sought-after prizes, this was amongst the most hotly contested; it created a bidding war, after which it was determined that Year 3 pupil Max Konderando would be taking on 'The Big Job.'

After a little preparation in the first few weeks of term, Max took up the reins last week and did a sterling job.

His gruelling schedule kicked off at 8.40am with a meeting with Mrs Lindop, Bede's Prep School's Deputy Head, before an intensive half-hour of letter writing and signing with Mrs Atherton, the Headmaster's PA.


Next came a meeting with Bede's Prep School's Director of Studies, Mr Upton, before some time with Nursery Coordinator Ms Hackett at Holywell Mount.

That was all before break time - a brief moment of calm where Max shared his woes about his tiring morning with his fellow teachers, alongside tea and biscuits, in the Staff Room.

After break it was straight back into meetings - this time with Mr Entwisle (who, it has to be said, was assisting Max through all of these activities) and Bede's Senior School's Principal Deputy Head Mr Lewis.


Next came a tour with a prospective family before the two Headmasters had lunch together before holding a special Chapel service.

"The day certainly put Max through his paces," said Mr Entwisle, "and he showed all of the key qualities of a fledgling leader. Should all of the School's Senior Teachers catch a nasty flu in the coming weeks, I feel happy to know that I could now leave Max in command. He's a safe pair of hands."

After a very hectic day during which no radically sweeping reforms were passed, Max was rewarded with a special Afternoon Tea to which he invited five friends. The boys then spent some time in the Headmaster's Study, chewing over the nature of the job.


Max's day as Headmaster coincided with a Bede's Prep School mufti day in aid of Nepal - hence the boys in red, white and blue clothing instead of uniform - but Max wore a suit all day and cut an impressive figure from the first bell of the morning to the last one at the end of the day.

Max said of the experience, "I tried to stay confident in my meetings with Mrs Lindop and Mr Upton and to be helpful to Miss Hackett in the Nursery. It was a fun day, but very busy!"

Well done Max! 


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