Sunday, April 13, 2014


There has been a student teacher in my classroom over the past few weeks. Last History lesson he was tackling the very difficult topic of conflict in Northern Ireland. I always find it a very tricky subject as you have to get the balance right between teaching the facts but not fostering hatred.
He approached it in a very novel way, through the study of the murals in Belfast.

As an Art lesson they had to design their own murals, the theme of which had to be
There is obviously a budding cartoonist in the class. His mural was very apt, given the current visit of our president to see the queen in London.

I sometimes wonder why we don't just let the kids run the country. They sometimes make a hell of a lot more sense than us adults!