This photo was taken yesterday at the end of our day with Paul and Nathan. As you can see, Nathan is not keen on having his photo taken!
Afterwards, Claire took them home and had a worrying conversation with their mum. It seems that Paul has been in trouble at school recently. After Hugh's death, he obviously went through a tough time but the staff at his school were made aware of what had happened and he got support in the form of counselling, although he didn't take to his counsellor. Since he moved up to his new class in September, it seems that his new teacher was unaware of his history and his anger has been getting him into trouble. His mother and the school have since worked together and he now has a mentor and can have time out to diffuse the situation when things get fraught.
Paul knows only that his dad was ill and died. Whether he will ever know the details is a debate for the future, but it is clear that Hugh's death is casting long shadows.
At present, my anger is directed at the school. Moving Paul up to a new class, without making the new teacher aware of his situation is inexcusable - and that's my polite description!