Welcome to 2024. We hope that it's bursting with opportunities to explore, discover, and grow!
Learning is something that we do without even realising because we're constantly learning from the things that surround us, day in, day out. Whether it's considering the mysteries of the universe while you're looking at the back of a cereal box, pondering the intricacies of history as you tramp down an old street, wondering upon the marvels of the natural world while you plant seeds, or developing new skills in arts and sports, 2024 is your canvas to paint with the colors of knowledge and growth. Here's to a year of exploration, discovery, and endless learning possibilities!
Picture of the Month
By the later 1880s, Vincent Van Gogh had become fascinated by trying to paint the night sky. It became a common theme in his works, which culminated the iconic Starry Night, shown above, on the right.
The painting on the left was painted a year earlier by Van Gogh, and shows some of the elements which were exaggerated in Starry Night.
Check out this fabulous link, from Dr Noelle Paulson, "Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night," in Smarthistory, August 9, 2015, accessed August 10, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/van-gogh-the-starry-night/.