Tuesday I'm having trouble persuading the girls that although their garish orange, red and violet outfits might not figure in the latest Topshop collection, they will look stunning on film. I have to stop them upsetting the costume designer with their sarcastic expressions as she pulls out another beautiful, but colour-clashing combination.
Wednesday My mother-in-law's funeral today, so I leave the Mumbai-style madness in the hands of our head of expressive arts. Filming starts this morning. The previously self-contained buzz in the drama studio bursts out into the corridors as the entire school realises something exciting has been happening off their radar. I miss visits from London Tonight and BBC Asian Network crews, but hear it all goes well.
Thursday Two student teachers stop me from going under today. At 7.30am, a minibus arrives to take the crew to the town hall. The God-sent Una and Gill and I herd the hyper kids in full costume on to the bus to join them.
We make it, only for the nursery to ring to tell me my one-year-old boy has a stomach upset and needs collecting. It's back on the bus to pick up my car, fly across town and back to the town hall, this time with a grizzling baby attached.
Friday Tadgh is still off nursery, so we arrive together at school, bleary-eyed, at 7am. Before lunch, the ever-professional crew tie up the scenes around school and then it's back on the bus to film more scenes in the market. I have to shout at a small noisy group and feel awful when my little boy thinks I'm yelling at him. But I feel much worse later in the day when, halfway through an interview with Sky News, I notice a small pool of sick on my shoulder.
Kate Chadwick Kate Chadwick is a drama teacher at Little Ilford school, Newham, east London. www.reelbollywood.co.uk. If you have a diary to share (no more than 450 words), write to TES Friday, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We pay for every article we publish