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The MAGS Fine Arts Show 2015

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Last weekend I attended the MAGS fine art show for my second year in a row. Here are some of my personal favorites from the night, and day and night and day and night and ...day? I think. I you think any of the names are wrong and/or I've credited the wrong person please leave a comment below.















Four out of Five

Last week I was very impressed when I went to see the MAGS school production completely led, written and produced by students. The show received incredible comments from everyone who went who appeared just as impressed as I was. It was a story about five teenagers who become friends at a school called Mt Alfred. We were swept up with laughter and smiles as we watch the all too familiar scene of school life played out before us and shocked as we watch one of the nicest characters die in a fight. Many of us in the audience were reduced to tears as the group falls apart and all the characters go their own way, some of them losing their only friends. The story was well written, well presented and the songs, also written by a MAGS student, were very good. The play felt like a professionally run play, not just a school play run by students and if the show I saw was not their last one, I would have most likely come back, dragging anyone and everyone I could with me.

How well do you know your teacher? And other really strange facts about Education…

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Mrs Bartholemew with the glasses or Mr Wilcox who always wears a tie…Do you ever ask how their weekend was? Do you know how many children he has, and whether she prefers cats or dogs? Can he speak another language? Where is she going for her holidays?Some of the teachers at MAGS might really surprise you!  Many are very well travelled and a few even know how to burn the candle at both ends – when they’re not busy marking that is. 
In the very dim distant past – the ‘olden days’ - back before television, there were some pretty weird rules that teachers had to obey. Here are just a few of these RULES FOR TEACHERS for your entertainment…
* You must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless attending a school function.* You may not loiter downtown in any ice cream stores.* You may not travel beyond the city limits without permission of the chairmen of the board.* You may not smoke cigarettes.* You may not under any circumstances dye your hair.* You may not dress in bright colo…

I Recommend... Inspector George Gently

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Set during the nineteen sixty's, this british cop drama revolves around it's titular character Inspector George Gently and his partner Detective Sergeant Bacchus as they invesatgate all kinds of crimes from murder, to robbery to kidnapping all set agianst the backdrop of nineteen sixty's england North East England. This brilliant drama perfectly catches the look and feel of it's time period and touches on the big political and social events and changes at the time. The characters, side and main, are all loveable and endearing but also very human in all their flaws. The mystery's are engaging and fascinating as well as the side plots revolving around the main characters. If you like a good detective drama or even period pieces I would definitely recommend this series.