Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, welcomed us warmly by their very friendly Principal and Junior School Head. In the end of the briefing session, we approached the Principal and Junior School head to present our souvenirs to them. The latter was even impressed by our poetry book "Wordiology" !
I had the fortune to join in a P.6 maths class and take a peek at how the teacher led the class to do a mental calculation exercise.
Q1: As far as you can see from this short clip, how does their maths lesson differ from yours at school?
This P.4 boy was excited to explain to me his work during the ICT lesson. I am not very good at Information and Computer Technology myself, but what he showed me was truly interesting and he seemed to be quite proud of what he did. That was a good sign of learning.
Q2: Are you always ready and comfortable to share with a visitor what you are good at?
You may not be the brightest star
among all those privileged in class.
You may not get the scores from words
as success is hardly measured in certs.
Still you can own glimmering eyes,
seeking for more, asking big "Why's".
Still you can pass this very spirit down,
using obstacles to build your playground.
This is a rather raw poem I wrote during my jet-lag, inspired by the Dundee boy above. More or less having the meaning of the saying "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain." Got confused further? Well, all I wanted to say was "what an extraordinary day we had in Scotland!"
Write you tomorrow!
Dr H C Lee