Thank you to everyone who wished me luck at my school visit yesterday – I think it went well!! As I said, it wasn’t really an interview, but more of a meeting and visit to find out about the school and teaching. I met the Classics teacher who spent a couple of hours telling me about how the school works and showing me all sorts of teaching devices – it was really helpful and interesting because it turns out that Classics in school is now taught a lot differently to how I was taught!! At this school there seems to be a lot more emphasis on using the internet and IT in Classics, which is fantastic, and especially brilliant for me!! He then showed me round the school and took me for a little talk with the deputy head – it again wasn’t an interview, but had a few interview style questions such as how I would deal with students messing around – I hope I answered well!! I also observed a bit of a class and spoke to the Classics teacher again before heading home. It was a lovely day, and I’ve fallen in love with the school – it’s in a beautiful place and the students were lovely. I now just have to wait and see what’ll happen – they’re not sure if they’re going to advertise for a part time teacher or for a graduate to do a GTP yet, which is what I would be doing if I got it. I’ll find out soon though, then find out if I’ll be going for a formal interview. For now though, if anyone has any teaching techniques or anything that would be helpful to me in an interview, please let me know!!
I got Ben to take my photos again today *grin*! This afternoon I went to see The Hunger Games with a couple of friends from home – it was lovely, as always, to see them!! I did love the film, despite it missing out several things from the book, but all book adaptions do I suppose, there were just a couple of things I think I would have added!! Otherwise, it was very good, although I think it should be 15 rather than a 12A, I was certainly scared, and if I was 14 I would have been more than a little disturbed by it!!
Anyway, these photos were taken on our dog walk this evening. I’ve been really enjoying walking the dog at the moment, the beautiful weather certainly helps!! Since my parents are away, I’ve been having to walk the dog twice a day, and in the mornings it’s been particularly lovely. I keep regretting that I forget to take my camera with me – although Lottie likes me to keep up with her so I’m not sure she would appreciate me stopping to take photos!! These fields are right next to where I live at home – we took these photos in the dried up riverbed, it’s really interesting because it dries up quite often and comes out in a cave further down, but we’re not sure why. It’s so much fun to walk along it and find fossils and pottery though.
Dress (and belt): Primark
Sandals: Greek market
This dress is yet another Primark bargain – I can’t remember exactly how much but I know it was less than £20! I tried this on one day and loved the shape but I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend more money than I already had that day, so I left it. But a week later I was still thinking about it so I had to go back and get it!! These sandals are from Greece – I loved my old gladiator sandals, but I’d had them for years, I got them as soon as the gladiator sandals trend started, and they’d been my perfect holiday and summer shoes for quite a few years, but they were giving up in Florida last year, and they gave up completely in Greece. You’d think gladiator sandals would be easier to find in Greece, but apparently not, and they were all pretty expensive!! These weren’t the most perfect ones, they’re lighter than I wanted and a little bit of a funny length on my foot, but they’re comfortable and apparently turn darker with wear, so I do like them, particularly because they remind me of Greece!! I miss being there and all the friends I made there!!