- Created: Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:25
The electric kitchen knife is out, ripping through some polystyrene foam. We’ve cut the main stage out and now it’s my daughters turn to cut the ramps down to the B-stage that will be shaped like a Joshua tree.
Me: ‘Careful of your fingers, don’t put them in front of where the blade is threshing!’
Ahhh, school projects don’t you love them?!
Here we go again. Life on hold. Nobody leave the room or go to bed until this is done.
But school projects actually can be a pointer to better things.
School projects can wake us up, clear our vision so we can see other areas of our children’s lives that we are perhaps less worried or focused on than we should be.
Here’s a little personal reflection on a recent whoppa of an assignment one of my kids roped me into…or perhaps I roped her into…you decide…
This is the (annual?) night of notables. Where children choose a celebrity and show to the school what contribution their celeb has made to bettering our planet. They research their celebrity, present a folio and build an informative, well presented display booth for the school to see.
Normally, I’d be very anti-school projects.
Just think it ends up being more parent, less child doing the work.
And get this, this year my wife said it was up to me to get our daughter through.
I stopped breathing.