For the new Olympic Park in the East End of London, a line from Tennyson's poem Ulysses has been chosen as the maxim for the games in 2012.
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", from Ulysses.
AND THEN I came across this unbelievable story from North Western University. I'm not sure where that is but I was gobsmacked when I read this.
I've been a teacher for 34 years and I thought I knew every teaching strategy and possible teaching aid going. But no...... have a read of this.
Could be a run on batteries. I wonder if teachers can get a discount??????
"Student feedback for this event was uniformly positive," Prof Bailey said.
AND FINALLY: It is World Book Day and publishers over here are giving away a million books. A request went out ages and ages ago in the newspapers for volunteers to help give away the books.Each volunteer has been given 24 books to give to friends . I didn't volunteer but I hope somebody I know did. I might get given one. I just hope, if I'm lucky, to be a recipient.As long as it's not a Jilly Cooper, or something crass like that.
All the best,