Welcome to my posts for the A to Z Challenge 2016.
This year, I am posting
Special School Stories
tales from either my time as a teacher or teaching assistant within classrooms in the U.K. or from my own school days growing up around the country.
When I was at junior school
teachers took risks.
They allowed us to conduct assemblies.
Ones we had planned ourselves.
They allowed us to practise instruments.
In the hall.
We chose books from bookshelves.
We grew plants in a greenhouse unsupervised.
In our final year we were even allowed
out of the playground to the tennis courts next door.
And we knew that we had responsibility;
for our behaviour,
to be sensible,
to work hard,
to work with others,
to produce things of quality,
And so we did.
And it helped make me
the adult I am today.
Now it's your turn to tell me what you think about the risks allowed to be taken in schools today. Do you think children are given enough responsibility? What responsibilities were you given as a child? What risks did you take and what happened? I'm looking forward to finding out more :)