Archive for March 6th, 2008
Well done to all those at Nutgrove Methodist Primary School, St Helens!
Another creative day! A big range of ages and activities. A lot of laughter and some genuine achievement.
Here is one of my favourite quotes, from Caleb P in Y6:
“Standing on a small, rotted platform, with a view of infinite blue that curls towards the horizon. A small bridge joins fate with adventure. A second platform lies ahead. Does further adventure cower behind this obstacle?”
Some of the ideas for homes, and who would live in them, were enchanting. I often mention the idea of looking at the first paragraphs of The Hobbit, looking at the evidence available and building up a profile of The Hobbit’s character, despite him not being in the text. I was reminded today of the glorious low impact wood house designed and built by the Saville family in Wales. Their site is well worth a look.
Thank you to Rachel Bottell, deputy at Nutgrove, for organising a great day, and to her colleagues and their pupils for some enjoyable wanderings through the world of words.