Then I looked at the pupil's face. Let's just say, excitement wasn't the emotion I saw there as she stood on the doorstep in anticipation of our lesson on non-fiction texts.
At least the kids at school this week have been satisfyingly keen. I've been teaching 'Romeo and Juliet' and this is one of my (and their) favourite quotations from Act II Scene II, when Romeo is having to part from Juliet after the balcony scene. He says:
Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books,
But love from lo…