I've just completed a delightful PD with the Pearsall Primary staff in what would have to be the most scenic location I've ever had the pleasure to visit. Gary Payne, the Pearsall principal, organised the PD at the Marmion Aquatic Club, which has a panoramic window overlooking the Indian Ocean. Standing at the window, it was easy to get distracted with people paddle-boarding, boats passing and the constant wonder of the vastness of the ocean.
Congratulations to the Pearsall staff for their determination to get through six hours of grammar. They discovered that much of what they learned about grammar at school was either false or incomplete, so the learning journey had to begin with quite a bit of unlearning. Well done to Gary, not only for the fantastic venue and the great lunch, but also for his engaged and enthusiastic staff. I trust Shoebox makes a difference at Pearsall.