It’s a shame that it’s all about statistics but it’s sad that this is the direction the British education system is heading.
The pressure placed on children is ever increasing and the age of the children is decreasing. Children as young as 4 are tested and examined and experience stress. It is shocking that this is the way the British education system is heading especially when mental health cases are on the rise due to pressures placed on these children in terms of deadlines, grades and targets.
Just to brighten up your morning.
I don’t usually post my political/environmental views but I feel passionately about saving our planet and sharing it with all the living creatures that occupy it too.
Iceland have released their Christmas advert that has been banned due to it’s political stance on palm oil production.
There is a saying that “ignorance is bliss” and for many the words palm oil probably means nothing and if so, I strongly recommend you give this advert a watch before it’s too late. If palm oil production and deforestation continues at the same rate as present there will be nothing left for future generations.
The future is not yet written but let’s make it ours to share.
What a lovely girl with a wonderful positive view of life spreading awareness of autism through her own book. I don’t know about you, but when I see children doing amazing things it restores my faith in the next generation and makes me realise that they’re a pretty good bunch and bright, talented individuals. Sienna, you’re a star.
I’ve posted about the British and American education systems before and my anger towards them both.
I was educated through the British education system and at the time I was naive as to what the aim of it really was. I went through the motions as did every other student and gained some good grades at the end of it all and that was that. The system simply requires students to sit in a classroom for 7 hours a day, learn as much as possible and regurgitate all the information when necessary for exams.
I’m not too sure how much I actually learnt throughout my school years. At times it felt as though I only tuned in when the teachers said “this’ll be in the exam.”
The picture below sums up how i feel about the system perfectly. Hopefully, one day, change will be made and education will be more about learning and less about regurgitating for exams.
If you fancy a bit of daily motivation check out this video and I can guarantee it’ll put a smile on your face.
It shows a little boy trying to jump onto a high stool. He tries, he fails, he tries again and subsequently fails again but then after a bit of encouragement from dad, the child succeeds. The moral of the story: stay determined, keep going and don’t let failure get you down.
Reading. Reading is so important in so many ways for child development. It not only aids in language development but also in cognitive development and in so many other areas too. Pick up a book and read it to your child. You really are feeding their brains!