A Blast From the Past!

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On a recent visit to Crich Tram Village I saw this reversible tram seating. I’m showing my age now as I remember these (only just!) and it was great to see them, particularly from the point of view of my role as a D&T teacher. It was also a great trip down memory lane, especially as we were able to ride an old tram and when we got to the end of the line the conductor (another blast from the past!) made all the passengers stand up and turn the seats around so we could go back the other way! Seeing the old trams was even more poignant as trams returned to my home town several years ago and are a big part of the city now. A great example of how many things in life end up going full circle. What


  • What did you see or do recently that reminded you of a good memory from the past?
  • What have seen change over time? 
  • What have you seen change and go full circle with a more updated version of something from the past returning?
  • How have you personally changed over time?
  • Where do you predict you will be in 10 years time? 20 years? 


This month's free photo download to prompt reflection:

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How can the image be used as a metaphor for something that is happening in your life (good or bad)? What does it spark inside you in terms of seeing a new way forward you had not previously considered? 

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