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    On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Next week is the last week up here before the summer holidays start. Does anyone else always find the last couple of weeks hectic?

    I've got so many daft requests coming in that are "urgent" when they're clearly not. "I can't play DVDs on my IWB" is one of the more befuddling ones. I go to check it out and it's Shrek or Ocean's Eleven, in a chemistry lab!

    I have tons of work that must be completed by the start of the holidays, suppliers to chase up, images to get departments to "sign off" so they can be used over the summer, etc, etc, etc. I'm utterly swamped!

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    im ruining round like a headless chicken sorting problems out :twisted:

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    It's smartboard season here. Everybody wants one. Getting 14 fitted over summer.

    I do enjoy this time of year. Even with the strange requests you get from staff!

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    We still have 4 weeks to go - except me as I have blagged the last week off!
    Mostly I am trying to get the new antivirus in and working.
    The big boss keeps asking me to get quotes for things so goodness knows what I will come back to after the holiday! He has a habit of doing that - I have begged to be kept in the loop and have said that I will come in during the holidays when the stuff (whatever it is) is being installed.
    Mostly though, I am moving purposefully around carrying a cable/CD drive/important looking piece of paper - the big bonus of being alone in a school is that noone really knows what you do so you can get away with 'research' on Edugeek or whatever!

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Last year I had the last week of term as holiday and it was the best decision I ever made, as the network spontaneously combusted that week.

    This year, no holiday and I am juggling getting quotes and site surveys for 20 projector and 5 IWB installs, a new server and then planning and carrying out merging our separate admin and curriculum networks... and yet I still find time to post here!

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Oddly enough, its at this time that we start to wind down to a degree. We have loads to do over the summer break (we are in all the way through the breaks), and when we are nearing the summer break we tend to start slowing right down and only doing really quick jobs. Everything else we just put off til the summer break now

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Similar here, halfmad. All the things which have been getting put off until the end of term are suddenly looming again, plus research and quotes for the summer installations.

    BTW, unless you've sorted out public performance licences, watching Shrek in school is illegal... unless you can find an educational benefit to it.

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    We have 3 new ict rooms and a delivery of about 100 pc's that will need to be built and setup on the system for September, (great fun!!!!!!) Can see it now, keyboards, mice, boxes, packaging, oh the packaging!

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    I'm looking forward to putting my feet up for 6 weeks!
    Staff "expect" me to be in, fixing things... imaging desktops etc, put I'm not paid to be in, and you never see a teacher in over the hols (science dept... I'm looking at you....)!

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    BTW, unless you've sorted out public performance licences, watching Shrek in school is illegal... unless you can find an educational benefit to it.
    teachers just don't want to know sadly, warned them on several occassions about showing dvds in here!

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Is it not a bit early to be breaking up for summer already, or am i just being stupid, schools and stuff around leicestershire are breaking up for summer around the 13th july...

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Oddly enough, its at this time that we start to wind down to a degree. We have loads to do over the summer break (we are in all the way through the breaks), and when we are nearing the summer break we tend to start slowing right down and only doing really quick jobs. Everything else we just put off til the summer break now
    Same here

    I dont really mind it

    Everyone is a bit more relaxed too

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmad

    teachers just don't want to know sadly, warned them on several occassions about showing dvds in here!
    Tell me about it, we even have some who show 18 certificated movies

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    we have 32 laptops and 65 new desktops coming soon and then it's the moving of the better desktops to other rooms for old ones wat a good 6 weeks we r goin to have lol

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Nij.UK: Scotland breaks up much earlier than England but they go back in August!

    Most schools break up around the 2oth so it is you breaking up early!

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