Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Freedom in the playground

In New Zealand, it appear that a university experiment in common sense, School ditches rules and loses bullies. has had some unexpected results. This was really a breath of fresh air.

When the girls were at school, I fought as best I could to give them what used to be a normal life, at least something approaching the freedom I had known. It was a little easier In the first part of their life before risk aversion became totally dominant. Later, it became very difficult indeed.

Hat tip to Legal Eagle for this lead. Mind you, Katy, lawyers have a lot to blame for all this.


Evan said...

It was a little more complictaed than abolishing the rules.

They also provided an area resourced to enable constructive free play. A play pit.

Jim Belshaw said...

That's perfectly true, Evan.