Thursday, 14 January 2010

Environment, ambience, lighting - what an atmosphere!

I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the LATWF Dinner at the Natural History Museum this week. The main gallery, complete with its massive dinosaur skeleton made for a fabulous and dramatic environment that was greatly enhanced by really effective lighting, fabulous table settings and star lit curtaining.

Like so many people I am tired of dinners in the 'same old hotel surroundings' - this setting was unique, special and really quite magical. Actually all our learning settings should be magical and special. They don't have to be spotlit, but getting any environment absolutely right ensures that great things have the potential to happen!
The evening was further enhanced by music from students from St Bedes School - staged half way up the very grand stairs - they said it was the most dramatic setting they had played in. I believe them.
Now who is is that says that environments aren't important?

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