Eye contact is finally accepted as a commodity.
'Only a building is never an icon close-up. It crashes into the pavement, mashes up to the city, dials into grids. Even the most snobbish building will in some corner meet the in-betweens of life where people improvise, play a saxophone, water a window b
Ofsteds methods of evaluation are dubious at best so take it with a pinch .... But this is a nice article on Steiner education.
it's wooden handle, Sometimes I would have to lean my shoulder against it to force it open if I was tired, The cold gusts of air that whipped into the classroom if the door had been pushed too far and stuck open; is engrained in my physical memory.
Here we have an electronic door that removes any sense of touch and facilities maximum efficiency in the act of entering or exiting the building whilst making sure no prolonged gusts of fresh air enter the building and breath some much needed life into the students and staff. The temperature remains stable and under control.
Watching a bunch a students almost walk straight into it, their awareness on the future, work out how to open it manually when it had broken was interesting; a moment of physical learning: what bit to hold onto, how hard should I push, it has a handle so maybe I should pull, but it has a handle on the other side aswell, Will it break, should I remain still and call for help.
In the playground it's best remembered, if at all, as a nuisance.
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