Building skills

I must admit that I find children and young people the worst audience to present to.  They scare me stiff and as Graham and I walked into the main hall at Farringdon Community Academy I began to wonder what we had let ourselves in for.  There were at least one hindered and fifty of them, … Continue reading Building skills

Unfolding plans 161 – Fun Day

Of all the audiences that I speak to, I find young children to be the hardest.  I’m sure I would get used to it but I’d have to work hard to be a teacher.  This morning we laid on a fun day at the education development Centre for a group of Year 5 pupils from … Continue reading Unfolding plans 161 – Fun Day

Unfolding plans 98 – astronauts for boys

I’ve gone on the front foot.  I’ve started to talk as much as I can about the great things that are going on in the region, trying to change perceptions and break down stereotypes.  I’m doing the same with our own business.  There are some fabulous tales to tell.  Yes, we have issues to deal … Continue reading Unfolding plans 98 – astronauts for boys

Unfolding plans 85 – the one I never got to use

Dynamo 15 was a fantastic event.  It was even better than last year’s and I’m already looking forward to next year.  In one way or another I was quite involved in some of the breakout themes.  I had a couple of talks prepared but Bob decided to do a David Dimbleby and go for a … Continue reading Unfolding plans 85 – the one I never got to use

Unfolding plans 83 – going al fresco

Summer is here at last, at least I think it is as I’ve been away for a week.  Judging by the length of the grass when I got back the weather seems to have been OK.  Ah summertime, when the living is easy.  The hazy summer days make me hark back to when I was … Continue reading Unfolding plans 83 – going al fresco

Unfolding plans 71 – Thinking Digital makes your head hurt #TDC15

I’ve been at Thinking Digital today.  It started yesterday afternoon with some workshops but the main event takes place today and tomorrow.  If you have never been you should.  Once you have been you’ll want to come back again and again.  It is the must attend event of the year. So why is it such … Continue reading Unfolding plans 71 – Thinking Digital makes your head hurt #TDC15

Unfolding plans 65 – excite young people about technology

Number one on my list of things to achieve this year was to try and get more women to work in the ICT industry.  We recently interviewed for some apprentice vacancies.  Of the nineteen applicants not one of them was female.  It’s going to be a long shot yet there seems to be some momentum … Continue reading Unfolding plans 65 – excite young people about technology

Writing

Day twenty three of the ‘Blogging from A-Z Challenge’.  Oh dear.  I’ve tried to write with my left hand.  I have ended up with the hand-writing of a four year old and the vocabulary of a fifty four year old.  It is as if I am back in infants’ school, sitting at a too small … Continue reading Writing

A year of work in progress – day 50

Day 50 – 18 March 2014 I had a day off yesterday, the last of this year’s.  I’ve timed it quite well as there are only eleven more days left of this fiscal year.  Holidays have always presented a small problem for us as the year in which you an accrue them and take them … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 50