XXV The launch

A launch schools may be keen to do

  To celebrate the fact

That they’re at last connected too

  And ready for the act


The school’s own staff should now decide

  If there’s a launch at all

Their view don’t try to override

  For launches large or small


They may go for a mega splash

  Invite all those they know

This will demand a lot of cash

  Which may not freely flow


But sometimes they’re connected well

  Rich donors with much dough

Who’ll pay for parties that are swell

  Make up when funds are low


Most of the time it’s more discrete

  And does not cost a lot

Schools then make these events upbeat

  They’re proud of what they’ve got


They may invite the M E C

  – If this one they can reach –

It is a thrill if that can be

  To give the op’ning speech


Sometimes state ministers agree

  – Pay tribute to the school –

And honoured guests they’ll surely be

  The kids say it’s way cool


Some V I Ps they may invite

  It makes them so aglow

In the front rows – their keen delight –

  Know how to steal the show


Most of the ones who do attend

  Friends of the school they are

They willingly their hands did lend

  Or helped with a bazaar


Kids may present a dance or song

  This all will entertain

But if the whole thing is too long

  Some adults may complain


The big day’s climax will occur

  When they the ribbon cut

Some plaque unveiling may prefer

  The lab’s no longer shut


It is a moment great indeed

  When doors are opened wide

A satisfied computer need

  Can now be seen inside


Closely observe – at this event –

  How learners are involved

Their necks towards the screens are bent

  Small hands with mice consolved


A true heart warming sight to see

  As children interact

From P C fear they now are free

  Its mystery they’ve cracked

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