Well it’s that nerve wrecking time again! Time to get up ready and show the world my daughter will make an incredible teacher.
This time it’s closer to home, it’s Birmingham. My eldest went to Aston in Birmingham, so it’s not too far, just far enough to move away from home.
This time there wasn’t a presentation, so the whole thing felt more relaxed. We got there early, so parked up and ate some ready made sarnies, I come prepared.
Noticing the nearest parking we couldn’t go over an hour, so we checked her in, and left as the students were called upstairs, where they were broken off into smaller groups, to start with interviews, then to watch a program and complete a written test on it, to then finally do their chosen specialist subject matter to discuss.
Olivia chose the topic of literacy in the modern times, how it’s failing in areas and how to bring the standard back up, both as a student and a teacher’s prospective.
While she was busy, we drove off to town, a simple 5-10min drive or for some 25min walk. I couldn’t walk it.
Lots of building going on, so forced walkways are about, but you won’t get lost as it’s well sign posted.
We get a chance to see the town and Xmas market while it’s pretty quiet. But it’s freezing cold, so not wet like Chester last week, but still uncomfortable.
After a disaster coffee and rest, we had to start heading back to collect Liv, and hear what happened. The suspense is nail biting.
Its around 3pm ish now and lights are more noticeable, which starts to transform the whole feeling. We will be back to hear the Santa singing and see the market in the dark.
Back for part 2 later