Best Kept Secrets

The OLSP Film Making Club has finally finished the filming and editing of their one minute short for the Glasgow Film Festival Competition. The competition’s guidelines state that school uniforms are not allowed to be worn in the short, so it’s likely that it may be rejected. Saying that, I’m really proud of the group for coming up with the idea, George storyboarded the entire thing and they all acted and filmed it (Aaron, Bruce & Jordan). I lent a little help editing it together, though I can’t claim too much credit… Though I did create the theme song in Garageband and I think it works really well. The soundtrack is available below through SoundCloud.

An Address To A Toothache

For over two months now, my three S1 classes (aged 11-12) have been working on this shadow puppet film for the Robert Burns’ event that is to be held in Our Lady & St Patrick’s High School at the end of the month. It was an extremely tough project to run with S1 classes as group work and individual drive is very important. Saying that, the pupils have created a mini masterpiece and I am very happy with the outcome.

Some S4,5 & 6 pupils also lent a hand to make sure that the deadline was met, along with amazing narration read by Mr Shirreffs from the English Department and my editing skills, it was a huge group effort. The project cannot be taken away from those S1 pupils who helped make it though, they picked through the traditional text of the Scottish poem, storyboarding each line and creating characters and scenes, they created simple wire joint for movement and most had the chance to puppet, film and direct too.

Music by Teeth Mountain used under the CC License.

2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 126 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 354 posts. There were 260 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 323mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 15th with 344 views. The most popular post that day was Free Young Brits At Art Workshop.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for slinkachu, the art classroom, art teacher blog, camille rose garcia, and leaf.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Free Young Brits At Art Workshop February 2010


Slinkachu January 2010


Best New Art Teacher Blog Of 2009 January 2010


Where The Wild Things Are Leaf Resource September 2009

Peer Evaluation Sheet Updated January 2010