Sam Pointon lives in Leicester, England, and is crazy about trains. He loves the moving parts and engine pistons. He and his parents were on vacation recently when his dad read in the paper that the Director of the National Train Museum in York was retiring. They told Sam it would be an ideal job for him, and when the family returned home, he wrote a letter applying to replace the Director. He said he was qualified because "I have an electric train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once."
Museum bosses were so taken by his enthusiasm that they invited him and his parents to the museum and offered him the (unpaid) job of Director of Fun. In this photo, he lays down the law at his first museum board meeting. He assumed that as a museum director, he would not have to go to school, but quickly learned otherwise. Fortunately, he has no problem balancing a full first-grade academic load with his job as Director of Fun. He says, "It's the best job in the world, and I love it. It is good fun."