I’ve just been lifted reading a little book by Gervase Phinn – one of the Quick Reads from Heaton Moor Library – called All These Lonely People . Feeling like something short and light, it seemed the perfect choice and, sure enough, I found myself laughing out loud as the priest lets one of the local youngsters called Matthew ( each of these characters being of the lonely in the title ) help him put together the Christmas things and the crib.
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Some food for thought

22 July 2012

Conflict surprise


Elizabeth, aged 12, took a different approach from the rest of the class when asked to write an essay on ‘conflict’.
Conflict surprise (a recipe for war)


Ingredients:


5 kg of greed
2 kg of envy

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I have never been a fan of mind altering drugs and my first thoughts were, on hearing of the recent shooting in America, not only for the victims ( both directly and indirectly ) but,  whether there was a possibility that the crime was drug related. When I say drug related, I mean drugs administered in the legal sense as well as illegal.

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I’ve introduced this new category  for all that stuff to do with your driving test.

 

Soon to follow:

About how and when to book  your tests – there are 4 you need to pass in order to get you on the road with a full license: continue reading »

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Parallel Parking

15 July 2012

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

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Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.

 

The Basics

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Sharp Corners – The Basics

 

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.
1.  Pull up using MSM (Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre), ½ a door’s width from the kerb, 2 car lengths’ beyond the junction
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Move off Downhill

15 July 2012

The Basics

1. Press the brake and clutch

2. Select 2nd gear ( 1st if a gentle slope ).

3. Check mirrors

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Move Off Uphill

15 July 2012

The Basics

1. Press clutch

2. Select 1st gear

3. Set gas ( a little more than usual depending on how steep the hill is )

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The Basics:

1.Clutch down

2. Select 1st gear

3. Set the gas

4. Raise the clutch to the biting point ( listen of feel ) continue reading »

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