Saturday, 12 July 2008

It's a NING thing...

...and it's growing.
Now over 150 members at the EDEXCEL NING.
Resources have started to come in following an appeal for members to post them. We now have a Scheme of Work for Rebranding Places thanks to Natalie Garthwaite, and Daniel Mace has posted Going Global powerpoints. Thanks also to other members who have added contributions and started discussions.
If you haven't joined, then get along there now.

Article on using NINGS to support students (and teachers) is also included in the latest edition of Tony Cassidy's CITAL NEWSLETTER.
Check out the blog HERE to download the document.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Rural Urban... The Business of Farming

Down on the farm.

Over to Hall Farm, Wickmere (between Aylsham and Holt) today for a 6th Form Student Day organised by Holt and District Farmers Club.
Took minibus full of students - weather was fine - in fact I've got a sunburnt neck... - and had a farm tour which included 7 stops where we had talks from Bernard Matthews representatives, cattle managers, farmers, potato marketers, agronomists and people from British Sugar. Thanks to Bill, a potato farmer himself, who took us round.
There was a very nice glossy booklet full of very useful information on management and economics of the farm to take away with us, and at the end of the trip there was a free HOG ROAST, which was much appreciated by all (I had a cheese and cucumber sandwich...)
Below is a sample of pictures for a taster of the day...
If you teach in a school in Norfolk it is much to be recommended, especially as it is "my favourite price"...
Good to meet up with several colleagues from other schools, and thanks to Miss Muncaster for her excellent navigation on those windy country roads with the grass growing down the middle... Here is a sample of some of the pictures I took, with some more in my new FLICKR set. Feel free to use appropriately (Creative Commons licensed)

Thanks to all involved in the organisation of the event...

Thanks to all involved in the organisation of the event...