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Madeleine McCann: Watching Amelie And Sean Start School

by | 3rd, September 2009

find-maddyMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – We’re watching Our Maddie’s twin siblings Amelie and Sean go to school with Jaycee Dugard.

Sky News tells us: “Parents’ Pain As Twins Join Madeleine School”

All the media talks is of the McCanns’ pain: Pain. Pain. Pain.

We are not looking for the missing child, we are watching the parents, as ever. And we are watching the children. Nothing creepy about watching someone else’s children, a stranger’s children start school. This is just good wholesome gawping.

After “pain” the other word is “proud”. As all news sources tell us, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann are proud. This from Sky:

It will be a proud moment for her parents when they drop off twins Sean and Amelie for their first day in primary class in Thurmaston, Leics. But the occasion will be tinged with overwhelming sadness for the couple.

Will it? Did anyone ask them or do we now know the McCanns well enough to read their minds?

Madeleine had already been accepted at the school and was meant to start lessons four months after she disappeared while on holiday in Portugal on May 3, 2007.

Staff at Bishop Ellis Roman Catholic Primary kept an empty desk and locker for Madeleine when she vanished – and they still keep a candle burning in the hope she will one day return.

After the private tribute for one would-be pupil, the school feels a need to advertise its link to the famous missing child. A message on the school’s website says:

“We are sorry that we are not yet able to welcome Madeleine to our school as we had hoped to. Our thoughts and prayers remain very much with the McCanns as we continue to pray with them for Madeleine.”

When Madeleine McCann went missing, and as she became the media’s Our Maddie, pupils from the school stood in formation to spell out the words “Find Madeleine”. Will Sean and Amelie McCann now help recreate he scene?

But this is not about the twins, who are not missing. This is about finding a missing child. Really:

The twins will be driven the five miles to school from their family home in Rothley.

Phew! They won’t be walking there alone. Any other news?

An Ofsted report carried out in May this year described the school as “outstanding” and said the pupils were “admirably well behaved”.

Good news, then. Meanwhile, over in the Mail, Allison Pearson is playing Tabloid Bingo:

Is there hope for Jaycee?

As Gerry and Kate McCann get their excited twins ready for their first day at school this week, they must think that they would have Madeleine back at any price.

Just what that price might involve is revealed by the compellingly awful story of Jaycee Dugard, who was reunited with her mother, Terry Probyn, after 18 terrible years.


Meanwhile, a child is missing.

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