Thursday, 6 February 2014

Museums, Mosques and Middle names

A class trip to Bristol yesterday brought me two new experiences. A wander around the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, a very impressive building with some pretty cool things in it. Amongst the kids opinion was split on the stuffed animals (cool or cruel), while the dinosaur bones were apparently the highlight.
     Before this, however, we visited a Mosque, the first time I have done so. This wasn't so exciting in some respects (we spent most of the time sat down and listening) but it was interesting, and while I don't know about the children, I definitely learnt a few things about Islam.

The rain continues to pour and alternates between 'heavy but sporadic' and 'bleakly consistent'. Today it was the latter, which meant to indoor playtimes. At lunch one of the TAs appeared with the game Sequence so I got a few kids playing it. They were more interested in guessing my middle name (again) though, so I made a list. I've promised to reveal the correct guess on my last day next week.
Here is what they came up with:
  1. Forsythe
  2. Francis
  3. Frederick
  4. Froggy
  5. Fred
  6. Frank
  7. Franked
  8. Franchester
  9. Frankie
  10. Foodie
  11. Finky-Inky
  12. F- (class name) is going to keep you forever
  13. Fish and chips
  14. Ferret
  15. Fairy
If you don't know it, I wouldn't bet too highly on Number 6... couldn't say about the others though.