New Adventures

For a long time it has been my dream to visit Scotland; to absorb the stunning vistas and scenery.  When I started my campaign in 2016 for all children to be taught to read and write regardless of their educational label, I was contacted by a retired teacher from Shetland, with whom I have maintained a regular correspondence ever since.  Through Karen’s letters and parcels I have been introduced to a country with its own distinct culture and proud heritage, including a wee number of new words and phrases.  And it gradually fanned into flame a desire to visit it for myself.  This summer my dream came true and it didn’t disappoint.  What a beautiful country with friendly people and a lot of interesting history.

As my holidays drew to a close my levels of elation did not, for an exciting new start lay ahead. During lockdown I was overwhelmed at the kindness that had been branched out to me by another local school, inclusion at its most flexible as I joined for English lessons on zoom.

Now I am a member of this school and I’m coming to the end of my first half term. Life has increased in pace as I study English language A-level and catch up with two years of missed school socialising with equal enthusiasm.

New adventures are great!

Scotland – poet relief in Sterling Castle, William Wallace memorial, walking near Helensburgh, Glengoyne distillary
Outside the front door of my new school

7 thoughts on “New Adventures

  1. Beautiful pictures Jonathan and what an impressive door to your school. How wonderful. Hope it all continues to go well in your studies. Thanks again for your cheerful hope and joy in all you share.

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  2. Wonderful! We love Scotland too. Really glad you were able to go and enjoyed your visit so much 🙂
    Brilliant too that you are able to access A Level English Language through the new school. I really enjoyed that element of my English A Level many moons ago.

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  3. Oh my, there really is no stopping you! Your zest for life is infectious. Enjoy every moment. Hope when I’m back in U.K. that I can visit you and your wonderful family x

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  4. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    What an exciting trip Jonathan, Scotland is, indeed an amazing country. Enjoy your English studies.

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  5. How fantastic, what a great adventure – Scotland is on our list too!! I’m so pleased school has worked out for you too – new beginnings and adventures all round!!

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