DISHING out detentions, setting times tables and getting to rule the school is the stuff of day dreams for most pupils.
But it was a dream which came true at St George’s School as Year 10 pupil Craig Meichan became headteacher for the day.
There was a dramatic shift of power in the Marton school as usual headteacher Dan Berry took part in the unique swap event.
As Craig took his seat in the plush main office, Mr Berry was given a school uniform and sent marching off to registration.
And it was an experience which will never be forgotten according to Craig, 15.
He said: “Being headteacher for the day was certainly enlightening!
“It showed me the challenge headteachers face every day and it was an eye opener.
“It was a really good experience and made me realise how lucky we are to be given such good opportunities.”
Craig won the much coveted experience as a prize in the school’s St George’s week celebrations.
And before long, he slipped into the shoes of power and started his reign by briefing the school’s leadership team.
Later he escorted Mr Berry to his lessons, took his turn serving behind the counter at the school’s student cafe and even led a Year Eight assembly.
Craig even got the chance to discipline Mr Berry after he got in trouble for splashing another boy with water,
But despite being punished for his actions, the day was a good experience according to Mr Berry.
He said: “It was completely different experience to see the school through a pupil’s eyes.
“It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve done for a long time.”