The Sandpit

To avoid Katya and her husband, but also out of habit, Dyer turned left at the gate and walked towards the sandpit. This square enclosure, three metres by three, was one of the few remnants of the school as Dyer remembered it.

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473571013

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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'A remarkable contemporary thriller... A triumph' WILLIAM BOYD A journalist becomes embroiled in a world of secrets and paranoia when a nuclear scientist goes missing. When John Dyer returns to Oxford from Brazil with his young son, Leandro, he expects a quiet life. His time living on the edge as a foreign correspondent is over. But these rainy streets turn out to be just as treacherous as those he used to walk in Rio. Leandro's schoolmates are the children of powerful people, and a chance conversation with another father, Iranian scientist Rustum Marvar, sets Dyer onto a truly dangerous path. Then Marvar disappears. Soon, sinister factions are circling, and become acutely interested in what Dyer knows about Marvar's world-changing discovery... 'An absorbing thriller with shades of John le Carré' Evening Standard 'Exciting... A page-turner' Daily Telegraph
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Life in the Sandpit

Life in the Sandpit is simply an interpretation of my experiences. Thank you to all the members of my family and friends who have contributed to my life's tapestry. A huge thank you to my trusted typist, Helen. For forty years, my story ...

Author: Terry Thomas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543491753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Like many other young married couples in the 1970s who were struggling to make a better future for their family Life in the Sandpit outlines my personal tale to improve my familys lifestyle. My wife Jean and I had to make some hard decisions if we were to achieve our goal. Having secured a job in the petroleum industry working in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia my adventure began. I, as well as my wife, were both apprehensive and yet excited at the same time, of the prospect of my living and working in another country. The downside being I would be going alone leaving my wife, my eight years old daughter Nicola and my six years old son David behind. The trials and tribulations of educating myself, not only in the technical aspects of my role, but also in adapting to a totally different culture was a big challenge. I was to meet many people on my journey and experience many, at times frightening, events, but all adding to my lifes tapestry. At the age of 31 years and going to work in a developing country, I was to witness many changes as the oil wealth was being used to improve the infrastructure of Saudi Arabia. During the period of my time in the Kingdom of Saudi between May 1977 and May 1978 there were major projects just starting and I in my tale I reflect on the part I played in the early stages of development. But for me it was the engagement with the people I met and worked with that produced the main adventure. The year I spent in Saudi was to shape my life in a most wonderful way.
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Don T Play in the Sandpit

Underneath it all was a sand pit with a log ceiling. “Come on in,” Clete invited. “Wow!” Casey yelped once she stepped inside. “A turnipstill boiler! It's the smallest one I've ever seen!” Big moonshine producers like Clough and David ...

Author: Audrey Edwards

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480831087

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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Moral-free America didnt happen overnight. The Great Depression was a time in American history where citizens had to fight to survive the hard timesand this often meant breaking the law. Making and distributing moonshinea dangerous homemade brew of alcoholwas one way to try and survive. But these adults did little to hide their illegal lifestyle from their children, often even glorifying their illicit activities and relishing in their own alcoholism. A time also marred by prejudice and racism, this bitter atmosphere helped shape the younger generation of the early twentieth century. Dont Play in the Sandpit chronicles the way this immoral atmosphere has been passed on between generationsgradually breaking apart any belief by society of a moral code. Opening during the Great Depression in a fictionalized, isolated Florida community where moonshining, rum running, and gambling lead to its demise, the story points a finger at adultsparents includedwho do not do their part to discourage young people from drinking alcohol. And as the story unfolds, the costs of adults endorsing alcohol abuseeither by their silence, by their own indulgence, or by embracing young drinkersare ultimately paid with the health of todays generations. What can be done to confront the disease of alcoholism? The medical establishment can research the effects of excessive drinking, but it is up to parents and society in general to take responsibility for curbing its useand they must do it by example.
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Inspiring Play Spaces

The sand kitchen does not have to be separate from the sandpit, although if you have the room (or a spare sandpit) then why not. Otherwise, by using a dividing log, table or similar, you can create a separate space for a sand kitchen.

Author: Susie Rosback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472913371

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Written to meet the requirements of the EYFS, this book demonstrates a whole range of ways in which different spaces can be instigated and set up in response to children's interests. It is perfect for practitioners looking for new ways to present equipment and new ideas to create beautiful play spaces, which can be executed or set up in a variety of ways at little or no cost.
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Early Learning and Development

When the teacher did seek to engage the children in scientific concepts during their play with the potion materials, the children showed no interest: The preschool teacher is squatting near the side of the sandpit and is observing two ...

Author: Marilyn Fleer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107493414

Category: Education

Page: 266

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Early Learning and Development provides a unique synthesis of cultural-historical theory from Vygotsky, Elkonin and Leontiev in the twentieth century to the ground-breaking research of scholars such as Siraj-Blatchford, Kratsova and Hedegaard today. It demonstrates how development and learning are culturally embedded and institutionally defined, and it reflects specifically upon the implications for the early childhood profession. Divided into parts, with succinct chapters that build upon knowledge progressively, the everyday lives of children at home, in the community, at pre-school and at school are discussed in the context of child development and pedagogy. The book explicitly problematises the foundations of early childhood education, inviting postgraduates, researchers and academics to drill down into specific areas of international discourse, and extending upper-level undergraduates beyond the fundamental underpinnings of their learning. Ultimately Early Learning and Development offers new models of 'conceptual play' practice and theory within a globally resonant, cultural-historical framework.
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ECSCW 2003

Next to the Sandpit is a small raised sandbox covering an RFID tag reader ( figure 3 inset ) Placing a tagged clue into the sandbox selects a set of images to be buried in the sand . These images are related either to the character or ...

Author: Kari Kuutti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402015739

Category: Computers

Page: 394

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These proceedings contain a collection of papers that encompass activities in the field. These include papers addressing new interaction technologies for CSCW systems, new models and architectures for groupware systems, studies of communication and coordination among mobile actors, studies of groupware systems in use in real-world settings, and theories and techniques to support the development of cooperative applications. The papers present emerging technologies alongside new methods and approaches to the development of this important class of applications. The work in this volume represents the best of the current research and practice within CSCW. The collection of papers presented here will appeal to both researchers and practitioners alike as they combine an understanding of the nature of work with the possibilities offered by new technologies.
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Interactions in Early Childhood Education

Table 10.1 (continued) T = teacher/C = children A, B, C Spoken utterances Nonverbal 19 T to CB/CC: The sandpit is huge and you are playing in this corner, always! Look, the sandpit is so large! Conclusion Teacher speaks to the both ...

Author: Alexandra C. Gunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811048791

Category: Education

Page: 170

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This book provides new insights into how interactions in early childhood education are being studied, and into what these studies’ findings mean for improving the quality of early childhood education. The editors examine the methods, ethics, practices, and questions arising from such close work with children, families and educators, and have brought together a collection that highlights interactions research and practical implications for early childhood education and research, with the ultimate aim of shaping quality practices. Starting with an overview of interaction research and its pedagogical value in early childhood education the book subsequently introduces new interaction studies in early childhood from Europe and Australasia. Drawing from a range of perspectives and using different conceptual and methodological tools the contributors use their interactions research to comment collectively on process quality in early childhood education, and its relationship to the phenomenon of pedagogical interactions. The work as a whole bridges the gap between practice and research by addressing quality interactions for early learning (for practitioners) and providing researchers valuable information on methods for studying interactions within the everyday contexts of early childhood education.
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The Northwestern Reporter

There were gence the deceased went from the street to no sidewalks , and the travel along the street the sandpit , and , while engaged in digging was upon a wagon track near the south side in the sand , the bank , without negligence on ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02215426W

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism

The situation in the second age of modernity is akin to business having been given a mechanical digger which is being used to empty out the whole sandpit (2000: 89). The metaphor is peculiarly inept given the association of infancy with ...

Author: Maria Rovisco

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754695561

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

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The study of Cosmopolitanism has been transformed in the last 20 years and the subject itself has become highly discussed across the social sciences and the humanities. The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism pursues distinct theoretical orientations and empirical analyses, bringing together mainstream discussions with the newest thinking and developments on the main themes, debates and controversies surrounding the subject.
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Glowfly Dance

other children say I can't play with them in the sandpit. Amy's birthday is coming. Mummy says she has a big surprise for her and it's also for Christmas and my birthday which is later, a special present for both of us.

Author: Jade Gibson

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781415206546

Category: Fiction

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‘I never see my father. My father never sees me. But I see with the eyes he gave me. Slanted like the wings of gulls flying in the sky. And, when my mother speaks of Mexico, her eyes mist up with the lights of memory.’ Through young Mai’s eyes, life is enchanting and full of beauty. She dances on her grandfather’s feet while he talks of freedom. But the world is hard and her mother is struggling. When Rashid arrives, he casts a deep shadow over their lives. Nothing is beyond her new stepfather. They are desperate to escape from him, and their world becomes a constant battle for survival – one of fleeing, multiple identities, abduction and upheaval. Mai’s eyes not only witness the story of her mother, but also the poignant stories of the many women she encounters across different countries. Finally, Mai learns that, when freedom comes, it comes at a bitter price. From Mexico to Scotland to London to North Africa, the West Indies and back again, Glowfly Dance is a powerful and haunting story of migration, resilience and, ultimately, hope.
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