It's a damp bank holiday and
I should be getting down to plan some lessons,
but I've just had a trawl through the recent
Meltdown postings and it sparked me to drop
you all a line and catch up.
I've got about another six
weeks of teaching practice to get through and
at the moment it looks as if I will qualify
as an NQT - Newly qualified teacher. (How desperate
are they?). It took some while but I am getting
used to being in schools - the painful times
are short and sharp, rather than the long drawn
out affairs we used to have in the foundry.
So all in all, I am glad I've had the opportunity
to give it a go - although ask me this time
Caught sight of a note from
a Finn on the website - are we famous in Finland?
It brought back to mind that the metal distribution
system in Foundry 1 was a Swedish design with
many of the units built and installed by a Finnish
company. I think it was owned by Daniel Jafs.
I met one of their installation engineers -
I dont think I've ever met some-one so devoted
Final note - it's about Rover collapsing. I
worked at Longbridge for 6 years and
enjoyed much of it; it was a small town in it's
own right. Now we might think it was hard for
us to be out of work, but at least we had plenty
of notice and generous redundancy. The guys
at Rover have none of this - we can be grateful
at least for that.
Anyway hope you all all busy and keeping well