Work Placement Day 3: Calder Kids, Kylo Ren and Comic Strips

Today I worked with Judy Mazonowicz and the artist Paul Gent at Calder Kids Adventure Playground. Calder Kids is a place for children with various disabilities, where they can play in the amazing playground and participate in other activities throughout the day. For this workshop, the children played a game where they rolled a dice… Continue reading Work Placement Day 3: Calder Kids, Kylo Ren and Comic Strips

Work Placement Day 2: Pumpkin’s Poems, Farmyard Fun and the Amazing Push Poem Machine

Today we returned to Rice Lane City Farm to work on more poems with the children at the playscheme. We brought with us The Amazing Push Poem Machine, which has been part of The Windows Project since the 70's. To use the push poem machine, you throw a small ball at it, which will (hopefully)… Continue reading Work Placement Day 2: Pumpkin’s Poems, Farmyard Fun and the Amazing Push Poem Machine

“Sheer, Calculated Silliness” – The Lessons of The History Boys

Irwin's comment that he doesn't "think there is time" for Hector's kind of teaching anymore is a sad one - and applies well outside of the context of Alan Bennet's The History Boys. Whilst the play does pit Irwin and Hector's teaching methods against each other : Dakin- We don't know who we are sir.… Continue reading “Sheer, Calculated Silliness” – The Lessons of The History Boys