Padstow – Cornwall

| July 13, 2007 | 3 Comments 

I really am a lucky man. My job now means that I get to visit some truly gorgeous places AND get to meet some gorgeous people. Today, I was invited to lead a training day for a group based around Padstow Primary school in Cornwall.

The event took place at Bedruthan Steps Hotel. What a setting!

OK – The weather this year has not been conducive to beach walks but, as my dear friend Russell says: “There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes! Everyone needs ‘a system'” In other words, a set of wet weather gear and a walk on the beach is enough to inspire a soul.

Did manage to get in a visit to Watergate Bay, the location of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall. A Cornish pasty on the beach and tea at The Beach Hut. Lovely!


I really enjoyed today, as we explored the digital worlds of Myst with a really imaginative group of teachers who had a great sense of humour and were up for a challenge.

Thank you to John Ratcliffe, of St Merryn school, for the nudge towards Terragen. I have often admired the landscapes created using this nifty program but didn’t realise how accessible (…and free!!!) it is.

Padstow is an inspiring place. As are many areas of Cornwall. I look forward to some return visits I shall be making in the Autumn term.

Thank you to Phil Banks, head of Padstow school for organising a great day.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Phil Banks says:

    Hi Tim
    Thanks for a great day on Friday – just the tonic you need at the end of a hectic term like this.
    Looking forward to the buzz in school on Monday and seeing how quickly the kids begin to unlock the parts of MYST that I can’t find a way into!!
    Thanks again – look forward to meeting up again soon

  2. Hi Tim

    Many thanks indeed for a great day – it was really useful and inspiring – we’re already adapting your ‘Doors of Doom’ hyperlinked Powerpoint using Terragen BMPs to tie in with our Beowulf project! Both Alison Brook & I are looking forward to using your ideas and Myst as a stimulus for writing this September!

    Best wishes

    John Ratcliffe

  3. john winsor says:

    I am a Padstow boy, who sailed the 7 seas and now live in Canada, i have very fond memories of my youth, the beaches, the good weather.I am 73 now and havent been back since 1982, maybe some one remembers me.Anyway bye John Winsor.

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