Started the day talking to my form about the extra day in the year. they were most upset for those whose real birthdays only come once every four years. I was in class all morning. I had meetings with my colleagues, we discussed Literacy and Numeracy. Spent the afternoon preparing the library for World Book Day tomorrow, we are having a Book Fair and a Reading Assembly – students and teachers will read a passage from their favourite books. This evening I gave a course for Home Economics colleagues, we explored ways of improving our students’ literacy and numeracy skills while they are enjoying learning Home Economics. Now home having avoided the supporters form the Ireland v Czech Republic football match and the traffic chaos that ensues. All in all a very busy extra day in the year.
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I was lucky to watch a programme on the BBC last night. Andrew Marr (journalist) was interviewing David Hockney (Artist) about his current exhibition in the Royal Academy London. David described his art stating that when we look, really look around us we see colour and beauty in everything. He has painted scenes of the English countryside throughout the seasons using the most wonderful colours to depict the changes. He made me appreciate the countryside as I drove to work and home today. David often uses an iPad to sketch his scenes, and prints out the resultant work. Also he is using video – mounting 9 cameras to film the scene with subtly different results. http://www.hockneypictures.com/ is worth a visit you will see his earlier work, much based in the US, and his current work too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Leap Day!