‘Twas midnight in the schoolroom And every desk was shut When suddenly from the alphabet Was heard a loud “Tut-Tut!” Said A to B, “I don’t like C; His manners are a lack. For all I ever see of C Is a semi-circular back!” “I disagree,” said D to B, “I’ve never found C so.… Continue reading The ABC – Spike Milligan
It is certainly not Jane Austen’s best work, but I still recommend it as a great read. Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth capture the reader with their raw passion and contemptuous love-hate relationship. As I read I imagine the looks between them and it gives me a shiver. My heart beats twice as fast for… Continue reading Persuassion
As a graduate of a degree in English I feel I should be among those who adore Shakespeare. Don’t get me wrong, I do like his work and similarly his poems, but they don’t make me buckle at the knees. I prefer to read something I can understand without looking at the footnotes by… Continue reading Shakespearean Soul
It is September already! Although some people find this to be sad as the darker nights kick in and the summer sun washes away, I could not be more excited. Next week my whole life is changes! I start my teacher training on Monday, and on Thursday I move in with my boyfriend. Two massive… Continue reading Change is nigh
If I had the choice of teaching Millions (Frank Cottrell Boyce) or Skellig (David Almond) I wouldn’t think twice. I am not comparing the books as they are in no way similar, I am just sharing my opinion on both of them as they were on my recommended to read list, for my English PGCE.… Continue reading Millions Vs Skellig
I consider myself rather blessed. I have a beautiful?22 month old daughter who is healthy, happy and seems to learn new things extremely quickly. She likes to watch other children playing a lot. She takes in everything that is going on around her and before you know it, is doing the thing she just observed.…
“Thomas “Tommo” Peaceful and his elder brother Charlie do everything together. They used to go to school together, face their problems together, sleep and eat together; they even loved the same girl… but now they have to face the many facets of war together. Can a bond and loyalty between brothers overcome the brutality of… Continue reading Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo
I don’t want to do a synopsis on this movie, as my guess is, if you picked to read this blog, you have watched The Truman Show. It is my all time favourite movie as it makes you question life, and even doubt the world you are living. This is why students should study it. It… Continue reading Why Mind Muck should be promoted in the English Curriculum .
Sex in class – sex education done right #SexInClass.
Bouldering is a style of rock climbing where climbers scale short walls without the use of ropes and a harness. The floor is thick and padded to protect you if you fall. I had my first go with some friends last night and absolutely loved it. As little equipment and special knowledge is needed, it… Continue reading The beauty of bouldering