Machu Picchu in Photos | Peru
Getting to the iconic Machu Picchu proved to be daunting, mainly because a regional protest around the archeological sites against privatization of the parks stranded me in Ollantaytambo for a couple of days. Parks were closed around the Sacred Valley, and the main way to get to Aguas Calientes, today renamed as Ciudad Machu Picchu, […]
Jan 17, 2017 | Categories: Peru, Travel | Tags: Fuji, Photography, Travel, Travel Photography | Leave A Comment »
Faces of the Sacred Valley in Photos | Peru
The region of the Sacred Valley is truly amazing. There are so many things to do and see, but besides the wonderful vistas and landscapes, this is a place with incredibly warm and welcoming people, diverse and rich in cultural traditions. Over the few days I spent wandering the area I not only photographed the […]
Sep 04, 2016 | Categories: Peru, Travel | Tags: people, Photography, Travel, Travel Photography | Leave A Comment »
Sacred Valley in Photos, from Cusco to Ollantaytambo | Peru
The sun is just about to break. It’s almost five in the morning and the night bus from Puno is pulling into the Cusco terminal. It was a long ride but I can’t wait to start this leg of the trip. I am here on my way to Ollantaytambo to catch the train for Ciudad […]
Aug 05, 2016 | Categories: Peru, Travel | Tags: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography | 2 Comments »
A Night in Taquile, Lake Titicaca | Peru
I am sitting on the open stern of a touristy motorboat navigating the highest lake in the world. Just observing the immense blue sky reflecting in the water with the Andes as a backdrop is an exhilarating experience. This is Lake Titicaca and I am really grateful to be back. This is my second time […]
Mar 13, 2016 | Categories: Peru, Travel | Tags: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography | 3 Comments »
Four Days in the Peruvian Amazon
A large world map with topographic and political divisions hung on one of the walls of the library of my parent’s house in Buenos Aires. I used to do most of my homework and high school assignments right there. It was warm place, perfect for day-dreaming too. Oftentimes, I pointed to that map, eyes closed, […]
Dec 29, 2015 | Categories: Peru, Travel | Leave A Comment »
Peru with the Fuji X-T1
I am back from an almost three-week-long journey to Peru. While this was not my first time traveling and shooting the Fujifilm X system, this trip kind of served to show that I am embracing it more than ever. Although I started shooting Fuji about two years ago and I made the full switch just […]
Nov 11, 2015 | Categories: Equipment, Peru, Travel | Tags: Fuji, Travel, Travel Photography | 10 Comments »
Arequipa in Photos | Peru
It’s past noon and I am rushing through narrow sidewalks and busy cobblestone streets, trying to find my way for my first meeting with the staff of Hoop Peru, the non-profit organization that I am collaborating with. I need to make it in time to catch the kombi that will take me to the school […]
Jul 25, 2014 | Categories: Peru, Photography, Travel | Tags: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography | Leave A Comment »
A Weekend in Lake Titicaca | Peru
Day 1 The opportunity to navigate the highest lake in the world, ringed by the Andes’ incredible landscapes, and the promise of experiencing Lake Titicaca’s ancestral cultures was too tempting to let pass. I had a free weekend from the project with HOOP in Arequipa and I was determined to make the journey. Lake Titicaca […]
May 12, 2014 | Categories: Peru, Photography, Travel | Tags: Photography, Travel Photography | 1 Comment »
Volunteering for HOOP Peru | Arequipa
I am on a cramped bus (Kombi) with my head tilted down. I am a big guy, not really tall, but that’s the only way I can fit. The kombi is stopping every other corner after the short but loud announcement, “sube, sube” or “baja, baja” from the man in charge. He is “sort of” […]
Apr 23, 2014 | Categories: Peru, Photography, Travel | Tags: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography | 5 Comments »
Wandering in Lima | Peru
I have just gotten back from a week in Peru, I was working there as a volunteer in a project for HOOP Peru. My final destination was Arequipa, but being the first time in the country I arranged a stop at Lima to have a taste of it. Obviously a few hours doesn’t do this […]
Apr 16, 2014 | Categories: Peru, Photography, Travel | Tags: Photography, Travel Photography | Leave A Comment »
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Homework is important for a variety of reasons:
- It allows pupils to assess, reflect upon and consolidate work that has taken place in the context of a lesson.
- It encourages independent learning.
- It allows pupils to pursue their own interests and develop their abilities.
- It enables preparation of a range of activities which can be followed up in subsequent lessons.
- It provides a vehicle for teacher-pupil-parent interaction.
Show My Homework online system
We use the 'Show My Homework' online system for recording and monitoring homework. Pupils, parents and carers are able to log in to this system to keep track of all pupils' homework. All homework set by teachers will be recorded on this website tool. However, this online tool is not required to complete the actual homework.
The school has introduced this website tool in order to continue to maximise pupils’ learning. Parents and carers can see all the set homework by logging in using their individual account so that they can better support their children. The system can be accessed via a computer, mobile phone app or tablet device.
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