Dylan’s Sweet Shop invests in new kit

December 17, 2014 - Leave a Response

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We got a big candy flossing machine and made candy floss!!!
Dylan

Into production for Dylan’s Sweet Shop!

December 14, 2014 - Leave a Response

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Coming soon to local events!

It’s all about the research

December 11, 2014 - Leave a Response

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Following a survey about favourite seasonal communication design (set as homework by his school), Dylan has now adapted his initial card/flyer design, had feedback on the initial work-in-progress from the Cranfield Speakers taste testing focus group and an offer of help from his old nursery carer – thank you guys, we’re into development mode at the weekend!

Dylan’s sweet shop.

December 9, 2014 - Leave a Response

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This is my first picture of my sweet shop for my six week challenge diary to get THE CHIEF SCOUT BRONZE AWARD!
Dylan.

Dylan becomes honorary Toastmaster

October 26, 2014 - Leave a Response

Cranfield Speakers Club – part of the Toastmasters International network of clubs, each with their own unique ‘culture’. At ours, it’s all about the tea, coffee and biscuits!

(Video by Minjie Cai)

Philosophy Club

October 9, 2014 - Leave a Response

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Dylan’s been selected for Philosophy Club – an elite club of eight 7yr old classmates lol!

D’s teacher: “They go out for an hour on Tuesday afternoons and have a think – they think through things by using drama and art.”

D: “We go out for the whole afternoon on a Tuesday for fun and games. We think about thinking.”

My work colleague: “That’s a new way to do detentions!”

Time Traveling Thieves

October 6, 2014 - Leave a Response

The results of our latest online course!
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling University of Houston System via Coursera.
Let us know what you think?

3D modelling

August 25, 2014 - Leave a Response

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This bank holiday clay modelling session evolved from a thumb-pot, to a dog’s bowl, to a tortoise with a bowl on its back, to a giant tortoise carrying a person on its back!

Connecting people

August 14, 2014 - Leave a Response

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Me: Look at those big grey clouds!

D: There’s a tiny triangle of blue over there – like a Dorito!

Me: My granny used to say: “If there’s enough blue to make a Dutchman’s trousers, it will end up being nice.”

D: There’s only enough to make a Dutchman’s shorts. Who is your granny?

Me: She died before you were born. She was G-G’s wife.

D: But that was ages ago and G-G’s still alive!

Me: Yes, he’s strong.

D: Well, he’s not strong with lots of muscles because he’s old, but he kept going.

Me: Yes – mentally, he’s strong.

D: Who was your granny’s mum?

Me: The lady on the front of the photo album with all the family pictures in it in our dining room.

D: Oh. And who’s Granny’s mum?

Me: Granny’s mum is my granny, the lady I just told you about who died before you were born.

D: Does my dad know Granny?

Me: Yes, he knows her from when we were married.

[Long pause]

D: Did you know that everyone in the world is family? They’re all joined up, because otherwise there would be people at the end without a mum and dad which doesn’t make sense – everyone’s from the same family. The person in that car in front is our family. And the random person in that car over there is our family too. And that person, and that person, and that person…

Me: Okay, I suppose that’s true – at some point back in time we must all be related somehow. Where did you learn about that?

D: Nowhere, I just thought of it for myself.

Alien cake

June 28, 2014 - Leave a Response

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One Ben 10 Chromastone birthday cake – done. As ordered, sir. Hope you like it! X

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