What if you swapped bodies with your headteacher?

Last updated at 08:14
Davvid Baddiel and the front cover of his bookHarper Collins/Getty

Children's author David Baddiel has written a new book all about a naughty school kid who swaps bodies with their strict headteacher.

It sounds like it could cause havoc in any school!

Newsround will be chatting with David on Thursday and we want to tell him what you'd do if you swapped bodies with your headteacher.

Would you be super strict with the teachers and give all the pupils fun things to do? Would you decide every day was a school holiday?

Whatever you think you'd do, let us know in the comments below!


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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Official Newsround

    11 Sep 2018 11:27
    Hello we are 5TM from Ernesettle Community School. These are the things we would do if we swapped bodies with our headteacher:

    - Make everybody do tests all day
    - Make everyone play Fortnite
    - Give everyone a red card
    - Cancel school for this year and next year!
    - Make everyone play Minecraft
    - Ban video game talk (Fortnite and Minecraft!)
    - Buy everyone fast food for school lunch
    - Shut down school forever!
    - Give teachers detention
    - Give everyone sweets
    - Put a swimming pool in the playground
    - Ban lessons
    - Make sure that every student has detention for the rest of their lives!
  • Comment number 10. Posted by Official Newsround

    11 Sep 2018 11:25
    Heathlands School for the Deaf:

    We are Middle School 1 and we are age 11 and 10. We have been thinking about what rules we would like in school if we were the head teacher.
    We would:
    • Want all children to learn how to drive the school minibus so we can go anywhere.
    • Secondary students have to pay for lunches and ours are free!
    • Must teach all students how to play football.
    • If students are lost in school all staff must help them find their way.
    • Staff must teach children how to eat nicely with knife and fork and cleaning the table.
    • We want students to wear party clothes to school.
    • If students get 100 house points that means a day off school.
    • We want to have class pets.
  • Comment number 9. Posted by Official Newsround

    11 Sep 2018 11:23
    Year 6 at Lyndhurst School sent these ideas;

    - Change the lunch menu to donuts and fish and chips every day! With ketchup of course!

    - Change the timetable to have break all day except for one small lesson that would be art.

    - Allow children to choose which sport they wanted to do and allow the children to play that sport all day long!

    - Let children choose their own lessons throughout the day.
  • Comment number 8. Posted by Official Newsround

    11 Sep 2018 11:22
    Embankment Class send these comments:

    Let all the children do what they like (within reason!), including watching Newsround every day!
    Barney, 10

    Art all day! And the child who behaves the best throughout the week gets to teach their class for an hour on a Friday.
    Rosa, 10

    Everyone has to dance until they fall asleep!
    Gabrielle, 10

    Each child in the school has a day to teach their talent to everyone else.

    Lessons outside, playtimes in class!
    Oscar, 10

    Everyday has a different theme!
    Harry, Albert, Barney and Vivian, 10

    Each class plans an event that brings all children together.
    Sujood, aged 10
  • Comment number 7. Posted by turquoise teeny turtle

    6 Sep 2018 20:23
    I'd build on the playground, make school dinners free and extend art and ITC lessons so that they last and make sometime earlier on a Friday!
  • Comment number 6. Posted by U17142016

    6 Sep 2018 7:33
    Basically I would let the chilren have free play until lunch. Then I would give them burgers for lunch and PE because why not!!!! On Fridays i would give them computers like violin kitty!!!!
  • Comment number 5. Posted by Violin Kitty

    5 Sep 2018 19:06
    I’d give the children half an hour break as well as chocolate 🍫 in school meals.
    As well I’d have Friday as a no work day play only. Plus free computers 💻.

    Plus I love David a lot
  • Comment number 4. Posted by TheFandomGirl

    5 Sep 2018 16:45
    I agree with rose lily flower. People should be more aware of people who are neurodiverse or not neurotypical. They should also talk about mental health and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety and how they can coexist
  • Comment number 3. Posted by rose lily flower

    5 Sep 2018 16:21
    I wouldn’t change too much, but I would have less practical lessons like science 🔬 and sport.

    I would also have regular assemblies about things like ADHD,ASD, AMD,cerebral palsy and how things aren’t always visible.
  • Comment number 2. Posted by TheFandomGirl

    5 Sep 2018 9:07
    The students, on the other hand, are free to do whatever they want to do, as long as it doesn't harm anyone around them. So they can read a book (or books) or watch a movie - this can count as an English lesson, they could go outside and play football or some other sport in the playground - P.E, and they could paint or draw - Art. There are lots of different ways to learn that don't include sitting in a classroom frantically trying to pay attention to something that just won't stay in your head.