A good day at the Hampshire Collegiate School on Friday, opening their splendid new learning outside the classroom facilities. What a wonderful setting for the addition of a building that is not only nicely designed and constructed (by their own staff), but which fits so beautifully into the surroundings. What fortunate youngsters.
An excellent, if somewhat scary, part of the day was being interrogated by a year 6 group, each of whom came with a carefully-crafted sustainability-focused question. These really covered the ground, and I was stretched! I found myself thinking: I’m not used to this. But when I asked the children questions about their questions, they weren’t quite expecting it, so maybe they weren’t used to that either. The best question, though, was from the girl who asked:
What's it like being a professor? What do you do?
I answered as truthfully as I dare.