“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
– Attributed to Carl Rogers
This post is much later than usual, and after having spent this morning watching the various student performances, all of which were delightful, I then spent an hour in the dentist’s chair this afternoon, which was…I will use the word delightful.
I am currently working on editing (putting in title screens) the recordings from today’s performances so that staff can have copies of each of the performances from today, and so the students can watch their performances and enjoy them as much as the audience did.
The other display that was put on in the school today, aside from the classrooms being open for parents to visit, was a series of sculptures made by each class, and made form a range of recycled materials. The sculptures were put on display throughout the school grounds, and maps provided indicating where they could be found, to form a sculpture walk for parents and students to enjoy. I have included a few photos from this art installation below, to highlight some of what was on display today.
Thank you for reading, as always, and I hope that you have enjoyed the celebrations put on by your local public school to celebrate Education Week this year.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Attributed to Nelson Mandela
This week, Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July, is Education Week in NSW schools, and the theme this year is ‘Celebrating Local Heroes.’ Schools have been encouraged to develop their alumni networks and celebrate their ‘local heroes’, including their local ANZAC / military heroes. Many schools, my own included, are opening the school to visitors from the community to highlight what is being achieved by the amazing public school teachers and students in the education system.
Our school is conducting a rolling showcase in the hall, spotlighting some particular talents and groups in our school. There will be a drama performance by some Stage One students, various musical and dance performances by students across Stages One, Two and Three, and parents will be able to rotate through their children’s classes during the two hour time period that the school is open.
What is your school doing for this week? I would like to hear the different approaches to Education Week that schools are taking.