Our four year old granddaughter, Ivy, had her first school trip today.
Her pre-school group made the adventurous journey from Braidwood to Queanbeyan by bus and train to see a performance of Pete the Sheep. They came home by bus.
Ivy was up at 5am ready to go to the bus … just four hours away.
Her excitement, our excitement, made me think about everyone’s Pete the Sheep experience of learning.
I am wondering how we create learning environments so exciting that Pete the Sheep is an every day experience for all learners … perhaps without a 4am start, but certainly a-want-to-need-to-be-there-kind-of-day.
I do think stories are at the heart of these environments. Music too … if Pete is involved.