No more magic in Scotland
- Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:30
"I went to the north pole this morning. We created a whole world using our imagination cream. We always need that for maths lessons. Everyone was on a sled. We calculated how much we all weighed and how many huskies it would take to pull us and how long it would take us to get there. It was fun."
Rubbing herself with imagination cream may be all in a day's work for theatre professional Fiona Rennie, but it is a new departure for the maths department of Buchie high school in Moray. The project, which is designed to "sprinkle a little magic" over what can be a dry subject, is a product of Scotland's cultural coordinators, an invention of the previous Labour administration that went along with a theory of the "cultural entitlement" of all citizens. Both, however, are now being binned by the current SNP Scottish government.