Ever time we have friends over for a visit and they see little T’s school, they always comment on what an idyllic life she has, growing up in our little village by the sea, where everywhere you look is beautiful.
Little T goes to a small village school with a population of probably about sixty children. Yes, it is that small. Their school activities include days spent on the beach, exploring around our little village and their latest, doing a nature-inspired dance routine in a meadow, down in the village.
T’s class getting ready for their performance.
We were so proud when we learned that little T actually volunteered to read in front of everyone during the activity. And she did it brilliantly! In fact, when her friend stalled and couldn’t read a word, T helped her out by whispering it to her friend. This little gesture warmed my heart.
Moments like these make me really proud as a parent, more than a perfect score in spelling or maths. Being kind and helpful is more valuable than perfect scores.
And there’s my little munchkin eating her picnic lunch with her friends. This was actually only part one of their activity.
The second part was held at the beach in Port Isaac, another lovely seaside village, now made famous by Doc Martin (a television program featuring a grumpy doctor played by Martin Clune). I love that show, though don’t be fooled. In the episodes, it is always sunny. In reality, you’ll be lucky if you get a sunny day, especially if you visit after the summer holidays. But we were lucky that day, the weather was just perfect!
And at the end of their activity, they were given little bottles to fill up with sand, a little memento from their day’s activity.
The parents went home proud of their little ones performance, the teachers were also beaming. They knew they did a great job and we certainly agreed with them.
What about you?
What’s your children’s school like?
Would you like to live in a place like this?