Further to our recent report on two of ‘our’ Scottish schools coming 2nd and 4th in their finals of the annual Rock Challenge event, we are pleased to be able to show you this press release from ‘The Bucks Herald’ reporting the success of Sir Henry Floyd School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, who won their Southern Regional Final and have been promoted to a ‘Premier School’ in next year’s event.
I was back to work (at last) for the first time after my holiday today and spent a long time trying to play catch-up. There is obviously a natural law that dictates that as soon as you take time off from work, then you are needed back immediately.
Never mind, the gang in the print room managed to successfully achieve the impossible by getting the last of the Rock Challenge orders (Sir Henry Floyd in Aylesbury) out of the door in a single afternoon. A remarkable achievement considering the complexity of the design!
Before going back to ‘real’ blog posting, I thought that it might be a good idea to show a couple of holiday snaps to prove that Dianne and I have really been away, so here goes..
Above is a photo of me with a couple of other ‘guests’ on the Voyager of the Seas. They may look a tad strange, but then, I do move in some interesting circles. Admittedly, bumping into a couple of penguins on their annual holiday did strike me as being a bit odd at a latitude of 5° North. A sign of global warming perhaps?
As can be seen from the shot above, Dianne spent a lot of time looking around the shops. The rest of the time (as seen here) she tried to pretend that she did not spend all of her time in shops! Fortunately, we were refused the mortgage that we needed to buy any remotely ‘useful’ item from any of them, so we managed to spend very little over the 2 weeks spree.
Lastly, I have a new contender for the useless sign award:-
It is reassuring that the nice people from Royal Caribbean fly their Green credentials by forbidding their passengers from disposing of their cars down the toilet! Why anyone would want to do this is beyond me, especially when you consider the difficulty of smuggling a roller on board in the first place, but it has obviously been a problem in the past and, quite rightly, should be stamped out!
Back to normality with my next posting (I promise)!!!
I am not a devout user of twitter, but I have my Gwibber program running all day on my machine at work, so I get short snippets of messages delivered to me on a regular basis. Most of these I tend to miss or ignore, but to my complete surprise I noticed one marked “@TheSteveAllen……”, so I took note of it! Continue reading
Following hot on the heels of our celebrations of both Fraserburgh and Westhill Academies reaching the Rock Challenge Scottish finals, last Thursday we received the news that another of ‘our’ schools, this time south of the border, had won its heat at Stevenage, and were therefore bound for the Southern regional finals at Portsmouth during June. (More to the point, they beat the school at which I taught Maths for 7 years). The school in question is Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Continue reading