Over the iconic strains of Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ the BBC tell us that every September thousands of children begin the biggest adventure of their lives. They show pictures of children putting their shoes on and then dressed as spacemen, they are sent out to ‘Boldly go where no-one has gone before’.
Well children have been going to school in September for many years. I doubt that many will go where no other person has been (although, there may be another Columbus out there!). The point that is being made I’m sure, is that each child will learn new things and develop and travel on their own journey.
I decided to begin my new adventure of this blog for the start of a new school year. It seemed fitting given that it is a space for all people who are interested in schooling and education. It will have some serious debates (I hope) and will offer the chance for reflection of current issues. It will also be fun – school is supposed to have that element in it after all!
I do hope you will join me on my own ‘Oddity’. Please feel free to suggest topics or items for us to look at. In the meantime may the force be with you!