Archive for March 2nd, 2010
Today we are at The Alnwick Garden for Northumberland’s “Be Creative in English” Conference – an inpressive setting, including acres of fascinating plants, water sculptures, an infamous Poison Garden and one of the world’s largest wooden tree houses.
The conference was introduced by Lynne Swainston, Primary Strategy Manager. Lynne beautifully read the poem ‘Telephone Conversation’ by Wole Soyinka , a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, the first African to be so honoured, as an example of what had inspired her 30 years ago.
Lynne talked about how the touchstone of an excellent curriculum is that it instils in children a love of learning for its own sake.