Trip to Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

18 03 2007

Swanny I took a trip down to the lovely Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands trust, here are the pics I captured.

The WWT is a conservation exercise set up….

“in 1946, when Sir Peter Scott realised how many thousands of geese depended on the shores of the Severn Estuary.
Today with its award-winning visitor centre overlooking nationally and internationally protected wetlands, this world famous site is an important wintering area for migrating waterbirds such as Bewick’s Swans and houses WWT’s species conservation programme.”

For those of a photographic bent, they are all taken at 28mm with my Ricoh GRD.

Link to the Photos

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I am teaching!

18 03 2007

Filton College Yes, that’s right. I am teaching at an A-Level college here in Bristol.

My friend (and Psychology course leader at Filton College) asked me to cover for one of his teachers on maternity leave.

So here I am, 3 weeks into the course, teaching Psychology and really enjoying it.

I knew I could do it, deep down, with all the experience I have of presenting and teaching. But never having taught uppety 17 year olds before and adding the fact that I had no really knowledge of Psychology from an academic point of view, you can understand why the first week was SO scary.

So 3 weeks in and I am off and running. There is much work to be done: learning new topics and discovering how to mark assignments. All in all it has been and will continue to be a very rewarding experience.

I was initially asked to do two weeks, but this was extended beause of the great response from my students. I am now here until the end of the school year (end of June).

A huge thank you to Mark for the amount of time and effort he has put in to helping me get up to speed with all that needs to be leared. I doubt I would have been able to do it if not for him. Cheers Bro.