The new College year has officially begun, and we continuing students have been delighted to receive the newbies. We have tried to set the ethos as a welcoming and open College community, and hope that the new folks will pick-up on this.
I decided to experiment with gingerbread the night before and, albeit a little burned, seemed to be enjoyed by all... repeatedly... before eventually being eaten.
You see, having left the biscuits in college overnight, I found that someone had been playing 'anagrams' with them by the time I arrived in the morning! Then, by the time we were released from our first lecture, there was a second configuration, that could only have been done by a member of staff!
This tutorial example became a part of ethos-setting which was eagerly embraced, and as many as could reach the gingerbread attempted to form further words.
"You need to make more vowels!" someone cried accusingly. Do I look like Carol blooming Vorderman?! So I ate an "O" to make my point!
With half the teaching staff retiring at the end of this academic year, there is more than a little feeling of demob-happy about the place!