A late rising compared to other mornings with washing to be done followed by ironing interspersed with a little reading. The afternoon was highlighted by the end-of-year concert by the pre-schoolers, Year 1 and Year 2 students at Mary’s Grand-daughters school. The hot conditions did not make it comfortable for students or adults, however the songs, poems and personal renditions from the students kept the minds of all in attendance focused on the performances more so than the temperature.
Jane and I came away strongly disagreeing with the conclusion of the presentation as our educational value system is completely at odds with what occurred. Our views were backed-up by a few children being upset. Awarding trophy cups to 3 students of each level (smaller versions of premiership cups) to children aged 5, 6 and 7 is not only over-the-top but definitely inappropriate … in our opinion. (Read; “Punished by Rewards” by Alfie Kohn).