It wasnt often that Joshua Bracewells free period could actually be considered free. Any moment he spent at school not in class was usually filled with a myriad of other activities studying, attending to any one of his numerous clubs, providing a tutoring session for a friend, or fulfilling one of his other commitments so any times of reprieve were few and far between. Every so often, however, the stars would align and thered be no pressing assignments or meetings he had to attend and he could just spend an hour relaxing; hanging with friends or listening to music.
This wasnt one of those days.
Hed had a tennis meeting scheduled today, but when Coach Parkinson was forced to cancel at the last minute, itd left him with a free hour and nothing with which to fill it. For a moment he considered texting one of his friends and asking them to hang out, but no one in particular came to mind and he didnt want to give them such short notice. A solitary activity held similarly little appeal; his parents had been busy with work lately and Philippe was studying hard for an upcoming exam, so school provided him with one of his few chances to socialise before brunch with his cousin Louis that Sunday. It was awhile into his free hour that a solution to both his problems hit him: the morning announcements had advertised a need for volunteers to put up posters for an upcoming bake sale. After considering it for a moment, Joshua felt an immediate pang of sadness for having a much too busy schedule to accommodate that act into it as well though he tucked it away in the back of his mind, just in case.
Having retrieved a stack of glossy posters calling for further volunteers bakers, vendors, customers; all of which was inscribed in vibrant script around a cartoon cupcake from the teacher-in-charge, Ms. Moreno, Joshua found himself gently placing them along the hallways of the East Wing, smiling all the while and rereading the posters text as he waited for someone to stumble across him. The sale was fundraising for an upcoming Spanish field trip, but whilst he wouldnt personally benefit from his current task, it still felt good to be giving back.
And bake sales werent a frequent occurrence on his list of activities, so maybe that would catch his parents attention that evening when he told them about his day.