Is this education working?

It seems, in our society, that the only measure of educational success we can understand is based on academic testing – SATS, GCSEs, targets for this and that and the other.

In the Live Grow Nourish Create home “school”, we think of educational success rather differently. In a time period that has seen us learning about kindness, and about sanitation, this letter and accompanying sentiment from Waif tells me that something here is working:

letter to water aid rev

Waif has chosen to send £10 of his saved-up pocket money to a charity that helps provide toilets to people in developing countries. I am proud of him, and glad that he is learning to be compassionate and generous.

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12 thoughts on “Is this education working?

  1. Ben Naga says:

    “Is this education working?”

    This is a purely rhetorical question, right? 😉

  2. Oooo that made me all verklempt. Such a sweet boy!

  3. kirsten says:

    I’ve got blog photos back, hurrah! Well done Waif, I’m much impressed. Kxx

  4. Now if our schools and parents would teach such compassion and selflessness to children, what a different world we would live in. I am proud of that boy. Sharon

  5. Well done ! I’d be proud too.

  6. Andria says:

    No greater lessons than those, Viv!

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