I understand that being invited to a birthday party at school is a different affair than it used to be. I hear that some schools/teachers ensure that either all children are invited or none at all.
When I was in primary school, a girl invited all of the girls in the class bar three of us and none of the boys. Worse still, the party was in school time. The girls would talk about the party for weeks before. They would be collected during class. The diminished class would continue lessons until the girls returned all sugared up with party bags and stories of the party before remembering “oh sorry, I you weren’t invited”.
This happened three years in a row. I am not bitter. Not bitter at all.
I hope that this would never happen today.
Posted anonymously, 20th April 2015