A WAYNE IN A MANGER by Gervase Phinn

download (1)Christmas and Nativity representations by children between six and eleven years old. The stories are hilarious. The idea that some of those children have during the rehearsal of the Nativity at their schools are fabulous. I spend almost all my time reading the book and laughing without a break.

It is incredible how children can put the point, and the seriousness of things that don’t matter anymore for us, but means the world to them. Sometimes we should remember those things, and smile.

I won’t say anything else about this book. It is a short one, full of anecdotes, and I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Professor Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years befordownload (2)e becoming an education adviser and school inspector. He is now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster and writer, a consultant for the Open University, Honorary Fellow of St. John’s College, York, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of the University of Leicester, Doctor of Letters  (D.Litt) of The University of Hull and the Fellow and Visiting Professor of Education at The University of Teesside. In 2005 the highest academic award of Sheffield Hallam University, Doctor of the University (D.Univ.) was conferred upon him by the Chancellor, Professor Lord Robert Winston. In 2006 he became President of The School Library Association.

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