Story-time, Crocuses and Rain-drops

17 Jan

Michael Morpurgo’s wise words came my way today:storytime

The first six years of my teaching career were spent in primary schools, mainly the wonderful Plover Primary School, and I remember story-time at the end of the day  with great affection. My 10/11 years olds and I  escaped into some wonderful worlds – those of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Hobbit, of A Child’s Christmas in Wales and that of Flat Stanley among many, many more. After 10 years at home bringing up our four children (and reading more wonderful stories)  I moved into secondary education and was able to introduce generations of young people to the wonders of literature – to story, poetry and plays. What a beautiful way to spend my working life! And what a shame that the practice of reading for half an hour at the end of every day has apparently been lost.

Walking up from town this afternoon, we spotted some crocus buds, golden and gorgeous in the evening light.dscn9289

The rain had stopped but the grass still held little jewels of glittering rain drops.dscn9292


Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Beauty, nature, Photography, postaday2017


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3 responses to “Story-time, Crocuses and Rain-drops

  1. spugwash

    January 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I used to love story time especially with a teacher who played the parts and did the voices. Great memories

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      I’m happy that you have those good memories. You obviously met some good teachers. 🙂

  2. Hil

    January 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Totally agree with you about Plover and about story time at the end of the school day. So enjoyable and so important.. Teaching has changed so much and not necessarily for the better.xx


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