The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by…
If you are old enough to remember that song you can listen to it again here. If, on the other hand, you are young enough to be a pupil at the boys school where I work, your opportunities for girl-watching are restricted to before and after school, or lunchtime if you can sneak out.
It’s been a similar story in the staff bike shed, where all the boy bikes have had to be content with a lot of male bonding, and slightly competitive discussions about their great rides.
So there was a flutter of excitement today when the new girls appeared for the first time.
This one spent the day rather shyly in the bike shed. She has had a sheltered life, but her recent holiday in France has made her want to get out and about a bit more.
This lovely creature was a little bolder, positively forward in fact, or perhaps a bit of a swot, preferring the classroom to the dodgy old bike shed. So the boys will have to wait a bit to enjoy the pleasure of her company!