Sunday 26 July 2009

Our Story

I've just begun an Our Story timeline about favourite photographs. The site seems like a great way to get people to collaborate on sharing their thoughts, memories, ideas and the timeline format lends itself to historical enquiry. It would be great if you could get involved and post your favourite photograph, making sure to enter the date when it was taken, so that we can build up a personal photographic narrative.

Monday 20 July 2009


Incase you're interested the website says this:

Open Weekend in Greenwich gives you the chance to experience and take part in a host of free activities and events across the borough.

From 24 to 26 July you will be able to indulge in culture ranging from classical recitals to circus skills, and astronomy to photography.

In many locations outdoors or not.

'Blow Up' event


The Greenwich Film Festival includes a special free showing of 'Blow Up' (Cert. 15) at Maryon Park, where many of its most iconic scenes were filmed.

The show takes place on Saturday 25 July, the film starts at 10pm and the evening also includes a 60s disco and psychedelic light show; 60s dress competition and guided tours of film locations in the park. The park gate in Maryon Road opens at 6pm.

Due to popular demand, tickets are now being issued for this event.

How can I get tickets?

To guarantee your place, collect your free tickets in advance. Up to 4 tickets are available per person and can be obtained from the following locations:

Greenwich Picture House
80 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN
Tel: 0871 704 2059

Heritage Centre
Royal Arsenal, SE18 4DX
Tel: 020 8854 2452

Eltham Library
Eltham Centre
Archery Road, SE9 1HA
Tel: 020 8921 3452.

Please note

The film has is Certificate 15 and so tickets are only available to people aged 15 and over.

Saturday 18 July 2009

Calligraphy vs. Txtn

This document, published to Issuu, shows the photographs taken during the Calligraphy vs. Txtn workshop run by Ms Totten and Ms Astill during Shineweek. The idea was to explore the ways that langauge use has changed over time.

Wednesday 15 July 2009

50 Years of Motown tribute site

I was so inspired by the wonderful performances at the Motown Tribute concert last night that I decided to make a website containing some of the sounds I recorded on my phone using the excellent Wix. I've also now added a few photographs I took today in the performance for Year 8. Check them out!

Tuesday 14 July 2009

Voice Thread

Mr Hawes has begun a VoiceThread about the new Tallis LAB course. It would be great if you could add your thoughts about the skills that students could develop on the course next year in Years 8 and 9. This will be shared with colleagues teaching the course next year at the training session on Friday. You can add a text comment or record some audio. You will need to register with VoiceThread first but it's free and easy.

Friday 10 July 2009

Tangled Feet Tent

I have taken images of the tent that was housed in the staff room looks quite interesting with all the writing over it! The images can be found here

Also fashion show images can be found here


Thursday 9 July 2009

Do you want to be a Creative Progammer?

I've just received this flyer with an invitation for you to apply to be involved in the Create Programmer project. As part of the 5 host borough CREATE 09 Festival, A New Direction is looking to recruit 20 young people (aged 14-19) to participate in an after-school mentoring and event production programme during the Autumn 2009 term. In the first instance young people are asked to submit an idea for an event which will be used as criteria for selection. In September we will invite successful applicans to an interview.

Check out the details on the flyer about how you can get involved and pitch your idea.

Sunday 5 July 2009

Tangled Feet Wix Website

Thanks to Billy who's been experimenting with the excellent Wix website building tools, I decided to have a go myself. I've made a site for the Tangled Feet residency and would be interested in your thoughts, both about the content and the way Wix enables content to be viewed. The flash elements in the site are great and I've used very few of them here. Although there aren't currently options to upload files, you can create a music player, embed YouTube videos, format slideshows of images, animate graphics and use literally hundreds of objects to design your site. The templates are pretty good and you can alo design the site from scratch. You can even design your own widgets and embed them in other sites. If anyone else has a go at using Wix, let us all know. Here's the link to Billy's lovely photography site.

Play Me, I'm Yours

Touring internationally since 2008, ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ is an artwork by artist Luke Jerram. the point of the artwork is to encourage people to "take ownership of their urban environment",

Presented for Sing London and the City of London Festival, 30 street pianos have been installed on streets, in public squares and parks, train stations, and markets. Like a creative blank canvas, the pianos are there for any member of the public to play and engage with. The pianos will be in place until July 13th, after which time they’ll be donated to local schools and community groups.

I think this is a really good idea and I can imagine a piano/pianos being placed around the school especially on the concourse would be interesting to see how many people can and will play the piano, and if any visitors, delivery people etc play them.

check out Play Me I'm Yours website to read and see more


Tangled Feet Outcomes

It's always good practice to reflect on your learning, especially when the activity has been unusual and challenging. Could you respond to this post with a comment about the Tangled Feet residency? I'm particularly keen to discover what kind of learning took place, so please try to respond to these key questions:

1. What skills did you personally develop during the week?
2. What did you find challenging and how did you respond?
3. What could the school learn from the project?
4. What would you like to see happen as a direct consequence of this residency?

Friday 3 July 2009

Sneak Preview

Here's a sneak preview of the Tangled Feet film. I haven't added any of the photographs or footage of the final performances yet, so there's plenty still to edit.

Tallis Talk

Tallis Talk has a topic stream for the Tangled Feet residency. Thanks to Fiona for a lovely post last night about her experiences. It would be great to get a few more participants to share their thoughts on the message board.

Thursday 2 July 2009

Wednesday 1 July 2009

TF Day 3

Some photos from day 3 of Tangled Feet's residency. There are many more...

Scores on the doors!

As well as thinking about their three year ambitions, staff were also asked to work in groups to identify three priority points from the fourteen points contained in the manifesto. If you click on the image above you'll be able to see the graphic and the manifesto points in a chart. I gave points for first, second and third choices and totted them up. I was really interested to see that nearly every point gets a mention. What do you think about the staff's selection of priorities? What do you think we should be prioritising?