Sunday 21 September 2008

A place for procrastination

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Roy A. Hewitt said...

Hi Juliet,

I think your attitude to child education is right on. Children need and love to be outside and can learn so much from nature.

In my opinion, an ideal school would have a farm where kids can grow food, take care of animals and run in the fresh air and come inside cook their own food,learn math, about family, economics etc.. most of it on-line.

The times are a changing.

Sincerely, Roy.

Juliet Robertson said...

Hi Roy

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I think your suggestion about an ideal school is something that has tangible and meaningful experiences.

The concept of "farm schools" has been around for decades and despite health and safety paranoia some schools are flying the flag well.What's also gaining popularity are eggloos for schools - google the term if you haven't heard of them.

The Center for Eco Literacy in California has done some very interesting work in terms of re-organising how school meals are made and produced...using local farmers to supply food in conjunction with children growing food as part of their curriculum.

Times are a-changing and I'm glad I'm part of it!