08 Nov

Broad Beans

Apparently if you want to reach an audience with your blogs you need to stick to a theme.  I am no idea who reads this blog if anyone at all .. so it is a little random.

This post is a fine example of Ali going a great job at work.

A couple weeks ago just before our half term, there was a ruckus in the Biology staff room.   It had been deemed by the upper echelons of management that giving year 11 students (15/16 year olds) broad beans to grow was ‘too primary school’ and so they had stopped doing it.  One of the new teachers didnt’ knwo abotu this and had given his class the beans to grow.  Ali’s class had found out and were desperate to have some of thier own.  So in the course of ‘fairness’ not beliveing it would really take off, Ali issued the class with beans.  So also set up a forum on the schools Virtual Learning Environment.  Interestingly named Moodle.  1/4 of the class has gone on and posted an update or even a picture of their bean. Many intersting stories, this was by far my favourite.

She set up her bean as instructed, but it was taking a long time to open a d grow, so she thought she would help it along.   But a bit snapped off, so she found a couple rubber bands and fixed it back together, put it back in the glass and it continued to grow!!   jokes …

maybe broad beans will be back on the agenda next year!

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