Car mechanics or driving instructors?

teaching personally


We took fifty of our Year 8 pupils to Lille in France yesterday, as we have each year for the past six or seven. A four o’clock start from home was distinctly beyond the call of duty, and the fifteen hour working day was as much of a marathon as always, but most involved seemed to enjoy the experience, despite the rain that awaited us. Even the thirty-mile drive to work was actually quite pleasant at the break of a warm summer day, with little traffic on the road.

Many of the pupils had not been on Eurostar before, and fewer realised how short the journey is (one hour) from Ebbsfleet to Lille. Many, too, had not previously experienced a major continental-European city either, for all their holidays in exotic resorts. Their reactions were interesting to watch – from enthrallment with the superbly-creative window displays in Lille’s many chic boutiques…

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About ijstock

I offer short courses in the basics of Critical Thinking to small groups. I am a former teacher with 30 years' experience. I taught CT to 'A' Level for a significant period.
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  1. Pingback: Blogs for the Fortnight Ending 15th June 2014 | The Echo Chamber

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