Had a lovely chat with a Year 11 boy today which warmed me slightly. Reminded me it's all a front really..!
Me: so what's the plan after school then?
Year 11: *being all macho* well, I'll do the football academy at South Downs I expect.
Me: oh right, cool. Do you think you might need a back up plan?
Year 11: well *looks about to check nobody is listening, leans in to me and whispers* I quite fancy Animal Care.
Lovely! Restored my faith a bit :)