Workshop sessions were provided at Moray House on all three subjects so I played maths games, made artist books and wrote a poem based on a painting. Additionally we all assembled at the National Gallery on the Mound where under the guidance of Jo Mawdesley we got into our school groups and tackled a painting under the pretext of using it to teach the three core subjects. This was quite enlightening. The PGDE students all appear to be confident and outgoing. They bandied about Curriculum for Excellence parlance and I realised how rusty I had become.
Callum was not at that event. I caught up with him one week into his placement in North Berwick. He had a specific small group in mind. The subject areas to be tackled covered pattern and nets of 3 dimensional shapes. I had researched the collection for the National Galleries of Scotland so came furnished with images of paintings and sculptures I felt might lend themselves to the project. These comprised the following works: