A cure for English weather

Posts like buses, a wait then three at a time 🙂  More post this week, but just wanted to make a little comment about last weeks teaching because if  I am being true to expressing my feelings on this blog I think I owe it. Well, even though the rainforest exhibit was completed, and after waiting a while it more than made me happy to see it looking like it should, I was still feeling a bit down in the dumps. I think that long, dark, cold English winter had finally caught up with me. C’mon, we all need a bit of sun and warmth, not just those tropical frogs. Well, Thursday came and I got a request from a special needs school near Warrington to ask if it was possible to bring in a couple of kids with autism at short notice.

Of course, the answer was yes. Well, I met the teachers and the two young lads at reception and my day started to brighten there and then. Over the next hour or so, I chatted one to one with them and showed them some of the special animals I use for our sessions.  Their excitement and the positive way they reacted was overwhelming. I can honestly say that I have never had such a rewarding teaching session than with those two young boys. It was pure Magic. I drove home that day heartfilled and whatever cloud had been there was totally lifted. I never need my faith in nature restoring but it never fails to amaze me the effect appreciating nature can have on people, not just me. This is why I love sharing it, and why I love my job.  Friday brought 70 biologists to teach and boy were they in for some positive teaching from someone buzzing from the day before!

Talking of good energy, did you know that one of the easiest and most productive ways to go green is to change the supplier of your energy? Check out http://www.goodenergy.co.uk/. Why not think about changing today, its so simple  – and then don’t forget to pass on the info to all your friends! 

Photos from biology student teaching on Friday Click Here

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