Investing in life!!

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Wow, what a busy life our kids lead! During chats with parents I am hearing about the hectic taxi service they are running to ensure that their children are able to develop all of their interests. SO, this blog is dedicated to those wonderful mums and dads who sit in the car while it is raining, or race off to pick up another child while their children are attending our classes :)

As you know, our Performance Days will be happening at the end of this term, so you will experience first hand the value of the life skills that we pride ourselves on instilling in our students. Today I want to share with you my experience of the past few weeks…..

As is often the case in Primary Schools, word has “gotten out” that I am a drama teacher and so I have been “roped into” co-ordinating theassembly item for my daughter’s class!! And, as we all know, good news travels fast and so I am now also ”helping” in my niece’s class as well as my nephew’s. This takes my assembly total to 3 for this year (a pretty good effort considering that I am not employed by the school!)

The best thing about this experience, is the excitement of the children,and  we are having an absolute blast as we work together to build a piece that fits around what they have been working on this term. They love sharing their new knowledge and I love seeing the pride on their faces as we create the piece together.

What I am finding difficult though, is the number of children who find it difficult to talk – something that we do everyday!! There is a shyness, an inability to stay still and give eye contact. All of which comes about because they believe that what they have to contribute is not worthwhile. Oh, if only I could get  all of these children into the Academy to show them how wonderful they truly are!

So to my heroes (the mums and dads and grandmas and grandpas), as you sit in your car with the newspaper or killing time with facebook on your phone (btw we have a page now, you should check us out: www.facebook.com/helenogradyperth), know that whilst your child may not become the next Hugh Jackman or Nicole Kidman, they will have had an opportunity to learn how to speak with confidence and, more importantly, they will have been able to see how wonderful and fantastic they truly are.

 


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