Kyle Rhea 360 Video

SAILING WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND | YACHTING SKYE | CRUISING SHIANT ISLANDS & OUTER HEBRIDES | SAILING THE MINCH

 

Sailing Shiant Isles Minch Outer Hebrides Scotland from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

An early April cruise on the West Coast of Scotland covered two hundred and fifty miles from Armadale, Skye through Kyle Rhea to the Crowlin Islands, Rona, the Shiant Islands, the new Isle of Harris, North Harbour, Scalpay, and Loch Harport, had calm settled weather. A small fleet of three yachts from the Penguin Crusing Club sailed in company. The video was filmed aboard the Dutch yacht Ab Fab on charter from Armadale.

 

The Penguins at Scalpay North Harris from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Ab Fab was the first yacht to use the new Isle of Harris Marina pontoons in north harbour on Scalpay. The Penguin fleet sailed across the Minch from Rona via the Shiant Islands.

 

 

Kyle Rhea | Penguins Crusing Club | Outer Hebrides Voyage from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

How does it feel being surrounded by rainbows plunging into the swirling lochs at dawn on a murky Spring day? Even at neap tides, the currents and eddies buffet vessels as they transit this narrow passage between mainland Scotland and the Isle of Skye.

Kyle Rhea is a classic pilotage and great care must be taken due to strong tidal streams. Eight knots are the norm in this tidal gate. However, with good timing and seamanship skills, the Kyle Rhea is a must-do and terrific transit to complete.

Once through, new scenery, adventures, and challenges begin.

 

 

Kyle Rhea 360 Video Yacht Transit from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

THE ABOVE 360 VIDEO REQUIRES CHROME OR A 360 FRIENDLY BROWSER

Travelling north on neap tides, a yacht records a 360 video of the passage between the mainland of Scotland and the Isle of Skye.

 

 

Sailing from Rona to the Outer Hebrides - Crew Feedback from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

The crew let down their hair and have fun on Rona. When sailing in fair winds in the Minch travelling south along the coast of the Outer Hebrides they burst into song.

 

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Hydrologic Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

Geography Video Hydrologic Water Cycle from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Oceans, lakes, and rivers cover over 70% of the earth’s surface.

Evaporation moves water from the surface into the air as vapour. Clouds may form.

 

 

Hydrological Cycle Introduction from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Rain and snow carry water back to the surface.

The process is called the hydrological or water cycle. Use your words to define and describe this.

 

 

Brisbane River The Hydrological - Water Cycle Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

How and where people live is determined by their water supply.

Assess a globe and a world map to consider the implications.

 

 

Hydrologic Water Cycle River Wey Geography Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Explain how lack of water for home, industry, and farming is an important issue.

Evaluate sustainability and the management of water supplies to communities may create tensions.

 

 

Geography Video Water Sustainability from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

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Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

 

Water Cycle

The hydrolic cycle describes the circulation of the planet’s water. Temperature and weather conditions influence whether water is gas, liquid, or frozen.

Oceans, rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere influence the movement of water.

Can you think why, where, and when this occurs?

What happens?

Recycling Water

Earth has been recycling liquid water, as solid ice, or as a gas vapour for billions of years.

When you drink a glass of water, think who may have tasted it before you.

A polar bear, a brontosaurus, a Viking, farm animals, or an ancient city dweller?

 



 

Evaporation and Condensation

The changing state of water is due to evaporation from the oceans into an invisible vapour. Clouds hold this and condensation produces liquid rain or snow.

Think about this process and trace the weather patterns that cause it.

 

The Hydrolic Cycle

Run-off rainwater may return into rivers by flowing into the oceans. The water in hydrolic cycle is part of a never ending pattern.

Make a picture, diagram, or collect images of the water cycle.

 

Your Local Water Cycle

Using your location, map out, make a chart of your local water cycle.

What factors may influence the water supply?

 

Glaciers and Snowfields

Glaciers and snowfields trap and contain freshwater in it frozen state. Snow and ice trap most of Earth’s freshwater.

12% of the earth is ice today. Thousands a years ago, it was a third of the planet.

Check out and contrast the changing nature of the frozen planet over time.

 

Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

Sea Level Rises 

Melting ice caps and glaciers cause sea levels to rise. What is the impact for communities around the world?

 

Key Words

What do these geography words mean?

Evaporation

Condensation

Precipitation

Collection

Moisture cycle

Hydrologic cycle

Hydrosphere

Transpiration

Summary Water Cycle

The movement of water is a dynamic process. It involves changes in different physical states.

 

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Art Education Child Development

 

 

 

The Importance of Art Education in Child Development

How do your learners develop essential cognitive and motor skills? Is the child benefiting from art in school?

Does the national curriculum, exams, SATs, and OFSTED deliver this? What’s your view?

Mothers, parents, and artists use art for skill development. These activities are precarious in some schools.

Art education and child development promote a range of life-skills.

DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS

  • Fine and motor skills
  • Language development
  • Decision making
  • Visual learning
  • Inventiveness and
  • Cultural awareness

The benefits of arts-rich activities lead to enhance literacy and mathematical capabilities. These lead to improved academic performance.

Exploratory play, art, and creativity engage the learner's high order thinking abilities.

HIGH ORDER THINKING SKILLS

  • Analysing
  • Comparing
  • Organising
  • Deconstructing
  • Interrogating

Art in education helps by nurturing the human experience through emotional literacy.

Successful learning takes account of the learners preferred learning style.

 

 

LEARNING STYLES

  1. Visual – Learns best with pictures and images.
  1. Physical – Using kinaesthetic learning using movement and touch.
  1. Aural – Using sound and music as the preferred way to learn.
  1. Verbal – Learns most by using words in speech and writing.
  1. Social – In groups or through interpersonal exchanges with other people.
  1. Logical – Using reasoning and logic in mathematical concepts.
  1. Visual Arts – By developing spatial awareness, dexterity, color, shapes, symmetry, and perspective.

These have implications for successful teaching. Special school staff customize the curriculum to the needs of their pupils. Mainstream schools find this approach difficult to put in place.

 

Michelle Ayavoro |Director of HerArt CIC | http://www.herart.co.uk/ & Sally Burston

 

Art pedagogy raises academic achievement, encourages reflection, independence, and collaboration with others. It has direct connections in developing high order thinking.

Art and the expressive arts suffer in our centralized bureaucratic state education system.

Evidence shows that art delivers many pathways to successful learning. Children develop essential cognitive, motor skills, and core developmental processes.

 

Art Education | HerArt | Delamere School from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

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Illegal Immigrants Running Hiding

 

Running Hiding Fearing from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

How does it feel to be fleeing, running, hiding, scared for your life?

 

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Resilience Emotional Well-Being Videos

Dedicated to a 15th February birthday.

 


Asta's Bird Shadows

A series of learning resource videos to support school assemblies, social studies lesson plans, and awareness of resilience.

Based upon a fictional ninth century narrative based in the north of England, the plot can easily be referenced to events and news stories happening in the present.

As in James Joyce's Ulysses or quantum theory physics, viewers may pursue numerous paths in gaining insights through critical thinking. The content puts  demands on the audience.

These videos are part of an ongoing series. They comprise of teaser and trailer videos for Asta's journey and longer features outlining the story.

Full access to all the resilience, emotional well-being videos are available on Vimeo via VOD and OTT.

 

The Story

“Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was ………..”

 

MAP SETTING THE SCENE FOR ABOVE

Located in the Morecambe Bay and its physical geographical features. The scope includes the IOM, Walney Island, Peil Island, the Lune and Wyre, Bowland Fells and Ingleboro.

 

MAIN CHARACTER & HEROIN

Asta (Ash -ta) is a diminutive of Astrid. Astrid originates in Old Norse languages and means "divine beauty".

SAVIOUR OF ASTA & HER FAMILY

Gyda is a Danish variant of Gytha. Gytha originates on Old Norse and means "God is gorgeous".

HEROIC SCHOOL FRIEND WHO LEADS EVERYONE TO SAFETY

Leif. Descendant of Leif Erickson

KEY SUPPORTING CHARACTER WHO IS THE GREAT THINKER THAT BRINGS PEACE

Magnus. Great.

 

PLOT/ARC/DEVELOPMENT/EMOTIONAL HOOK

Nordic hamlet raided by Celts from the Cumbrian Mountains

Above escape

Tell their story(ies)

Include key ethical/moral/learning points:

    • Telling a personal voyage of discovery
    • Overcoming challenges
    • Having a powerful epiphany
    • Redemption and learning point(s).

 Asta's Bird Shadows

Shivering, shaking, blinking, I suddenly woke from deep sleep to a nightmare. Hearing terrifying cries, filling the nights’s darkness with violent echoing chaos, I put my head under a pillow.

Arrows took the last breath away from the night watch and silenced the guards.

The silent northern blue tattoed raiding Celts, skilfully scaling the hamlet’s wooded defences and breeching the battlement, were now howling for blood. Swinging, flashing silver blades, struck the heart of my community.

Now howling and screaming, the violators charged, kicking in doors, entering, and ending the lives of families stumbling from their last slumbering movements. Oozing blood flowing from the living signaled the ending their conscious existence. Final screams and gurgling from surpised gaping mouths signalled their ending. They had no chance.

The burning hamlet on Priory Hill sent flaming fingers upwards. Relecting clouds lit up an image of bedlam and hell.

Grabbing my hands, with the tattoed raiders storming up the stairs, Leif and Magnus, were lowering me out of the window, as the old world was ending. Capturing Gyda and dragging her away, the torched the wooden house and cremating the inturned bodies.

These are worst scene from the nightmares haunting my early life. May you never experience the misasma from hells infernos of the burning stench of human flesh panicking, baying animals escaping flaming barns.

Stumbling along a hidden forest path with night birds guiding and flanking our paths to safety, a parliament of tawney owls were scouting the escape route. Bats sonic screeching helped by spotting hazards and fallen trees. A chorus of hooting was guiding the fleeing refugees. Silent, sure footed roe deer guarding the flanks, helped by propping us up, stopping us falling.

 

Away to the North West, on Priory Hill, evil skies were reflecting angry red and yellow flames started by the evil night raiders.

At the ending of the escapade from the raiders, the trooping deer, who had been skilfully, and very, very quietly escorting my frail party, led us into a secret hunting lodge hidden high in the foothills of the fabled Table Top Mountains.

The refuge was guarded by dense thickets, fast flowing rivers and small lakes. Only the best and fittest survived here. Eagles and birds of pray, carrying out high level reconnaissance from the skies, were searching, scanning, and circling the hidden refuge for signs approach from the marauding kidnappers.

For two days, laying low, we spent sleeping, talking, planning, and discussing escaping from our catastrophic nightmare. Staying locked in the warmth security of our safe house would have been the easy option. The will and the desire to save Gyda and try to do something positive was the winning option.

Again with the roe deer silently guiding us through the thickets we found a small coracle tied to the moss covered bank of the fast flowing river bank. With salmon and otters escorting us, the leather craft was soon quickly bobbing down the winding river. Birds, wrens, robins and crows were keeping a sharp look out. Ferrying past rocky rapids, valley troughs, deep pools with swirling whirlpools, we escaped to the sandy estuary where the river entered the bay. Here the deer and bird friends handed over the watching brief to gannets, petrels and black backed gulls. Darting, dancing, glinting dolphins began towing the tiny craft over the blue seas to the magical castle on the island in the west where the sun sets.

As the moon was waxing, the dolphins were safely guiding us into a sheltered cove hidden from prying eyes and the evil raiders.

Scheming how to rescue Gyda in the magical island castle, Magnus, the wise, began slowly evolving his cunning plan with the horned, helmeted Norsemen. Leif used his heroic fathers links to build up new friendships with the clans, families and alliances that had evolved from his families proud heritage exploring distant lands across the ocean toward the setting sun.

 

Constantly, the petrels and swallows, were bringing news of sightings and developments on the movements of the the northern raiders. A drugged and tied up Gyda was being taken north into the Purple Mountains and the home of the Celt marauders.

Circling high over the hill route to the northern, purple mountains, buzzards following the raiders, were constantly informing on the raiders movement. Magnus, thinking, working hard, and mapping out the information, was developing a courageous plan to save Gyda. In the briefing for the raid to save Gyda, Magnus was delegating duties and tasks. Whales and dolphins for aiding the rescue party across the blues seas and into the sandy estuary. Flights of birds were the eyes and ears with deer and hares leading the heroic rescuers to the brigands camp.

Tawney owls coordinating the rescue, hooting as dawn was breaking, were secretly scouting the approach route to the brigands den. Asta, Magnus and Lief riding on the backs of the deer, knowing the otters were breaching the stockade, prepared their stun granades and laser swords. Creeping through the silent, sleeping enemy den with snoring Celts, quietly waking a trembling Gyda, Leif treading silently led the brave raiders to the safety of the surrounding forest.

The animal friends, escorting the rescuers, gave no clues away to the drunken Celts. At the estuary, a school of whales, towing the long boat, ploughing the gentle waves, sped the rescuers to safety.

Gyda, crying, laughing, speaking, was telling the party of her ordeal when the golden eagle landing on the balcony, told how the Celts, fighting a loosing battle with the forest animals, were being driven out of their mountain dens.

Celebrating the victory, Asta, proclaiming peace, made a declaration of independence for the animals and the people the magical land of the Winding River.

 

 

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VR 360 curriculum videos

 

Virtual reality 360 learning resources to support curriculum lesson plans and school assemblies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dirty Glaciers - A Ground Level Video

 

South Island, New Zealand

 

Glaciers and The Anthropocene from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

Glaciers and The Anthropocene from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

Filming glaciers on a cold, windy spring day near Mount Cook, illustrated the powerful impact of nature’s attrition. South Island, NZ, and its rugged environment is the outcome of these awesome physical forces.

The story also relates to global warming and the shrinking of the earth’s heritage of ice and snow.

Over time, research indicates climate changes and significant variations. Glaciers are the product of climate. Right now in the age of the Anthropocene, snow, ice and glaciers are in retreat.

The video shows glacial areas that could not be filmed fifty years ago. Near the peaks, snow still accumulates to produce panoramic white expanses. However, lower down on the glacier, the melting water shows the outcome of the temperature rising.

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Nikon 200mm Macro Lens Photography English Country Garden

 

A hot summers day in an English country garden created lots of opportunities for a photoshoot with a Nikon Micro-Nikkor Macro lens, the famous 200 mm - F/4.0 - Nikon F .

 

 

Garden-butterfly-enivironmental-education 

 

 

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The Dancer and Drummers Story

 
 
The Parbold Street Festival
 
 

Parbold Festival Dancer and Drummers Story from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

 

Soundcloud Audio Files from the Parbold Street Festival

 

Artist - Andy Shaw

It’s been a very special year. We’ve been working so hard on developing community involvement and participation.  

The Parbold Street Festival is about trying to get people to be involved in all aspects of the program activities. This is a good feature. Our work and process gives people confidence.

All of a sudden people are running with new ideas and wanting to take a lead in the event. But not only that, they come with fresh new innovative suggestions that are far better than we could have as expected.

There is an overwhelming desire from residents to take a lead role in this project. With empowerment new people are given creative responsibilities. 

A festival of this nature is not solely aimed at spectators but perhaps more importantly to facilitate participation. We've got this huge interest and all of a sudden people, last year’s spectators are queueing to get involved.

 

Teacher - Dr Les Cutting

Community workshops in the village hall and the Women's Institute were used for designing and building the Dragons and all the parade props.

During the six-week summer holidays, children from nursery to sixth form age, created ideas and transformed these into three-dimensional artefacts.

The practical activities involved art, design and technology, fine motor skills and lots of experiential learning. By utilizing canes, paper and all different types of fabrics, in a safe and supervised environment, the creators, by using scissors, sellotape, paper, paint, glue, fabrics and twigs produced two parade dragons and tons of props for the two-day event.

 

Jo McCrae - Mother & Dancer

I carry the head of Sunny the Dragon and lead the processions down the High Street. There are two parades over the weekend.  My involvement started in the workshops in the village hall by supporting kids in the workshops. They were all thrilled and absolutely adored the dragons. The friendly dragon gives us a magical event that goes far beyond being only for children. Adults and the Parbold residents take great interest and are very proud and possessive about their fruit eating dragons. They take great pride in their event.

 

Al Hart - The Spirit of the Drums Workshops

The drumming workshops bring people together.  Good rhythm and drumming is a fantastic thing for getting people to successfully mix and integrate. This weekend complete strangers have come together and are now successfully participating in the parades. The process of participating in the festival has connected people and is a great example of social cohesion.

 

Soundcloud Audio File | Al Hart | The Spirit Of The Drums 

 

Parbold Street Festival Artists from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

Soundcloud Audio Files from the Parbold Street Festival

  

 

 

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Zen Buddhism – Gary Knapton – Manchester

  

 

Zen and Buddhism Gary Knapton Manchester from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

 

Gary Knapton's, ex- Heckmondwike Grammar School and Oxford Brookes, career reflects the digital economy. This is about modern businesses trends and pressures.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/reachgary

Listen carefully to his lifestyle narrative. It is pragmatic, intellectual and reflective. It is your daily routine. Life as it is.

Compared to World's religious doctrines, the three tenets of Zen Buddhism are simple. The mantra is to work towards a better life.

It is much more than a romantic, utopian discourse. The tradition claims to be ‘outside words and letter.’  

Gary’s thoughtful language and blog captures daily social interactions:

https://garyknapton.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/on-zen/

Here is an interplay between natural emotions and linkage with deep thinking about religious insights expressed in clear English.

Listen to this short, four-minute Zen Buddhism video. Does the message sound familiar? Why? Is this your life?

 

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