Emma Thompson should know home schooling is no match for school life, says VANESSA FELTZ
haha. this is actually rather comical. Just thinking about Vanessa Feltz on Big Brother years ago… like she has any integrity, morals or standards. She’s just one of the bleeping puppets employed by the propoganda machine that is anti-home ed.
‘It is partly because for much of the time it’s boring, uncomfortable and repetitive that school is such a valuable environment. A free pass to scholastic nirvana, though enticing, may turn out to be an own goal.’ Vanessa Feltz
haha. What planet is she from. What a very strange thing to say. How is that a valuable environment? Wouldn’t a happy, safe, fun, more intellectually challenging environment be better for ANYONE? Especially learning what you love to learn straight away and more intensely than ever possible in school? I wanted to learn latin. Being German I took my German GCSE at age 14. I asked if I could learn Latin after. I was told it was a dying, antiquated language and there was no use of it in the modern world!! What a lie. At 14 I felt knee high to a grasshopper for even asking, stupid.
‘Lots of life consists of doing stuff we don’t much enjoy with people we don’t particularly warm to in settings we couldn’t give a monkey’s about. The test is to rise to the challenge, put up, shut up and weave something worthwhile and long-lasting out of a scenario that you’d never have chosen.’
Why waste your life doing that? Duh.
As an adult, if we were stuck in an environment like that we would remove ourselves from it. I would never hang out with people just because I had to. I’m sure most people wouldn’t. I wouldn’t expect my kids to have to go through anything unnecessary like that either. I want better for them. Their happiness is paramount to ANYTHING. Being 34, though I’m not old (well, compared to a new born I am 😉 ) nor am I that young anymore (well compared to my Grandma I am 😉 ) I am realising more an more how short life is, how precious childhood is, how I wished so much of my own away – JUST BECAUSE I HATED THE BORING MONOTONY of school and NOT LEARNING WHAT I LOVED, amongst other things. Gaia, Emma Thompson and Greg Wises 15 year old daughter sums up what school REALLY feels like – she says “she doesn’t like the sausage factory of formal education.” Nicely put 🙂 I love that Inky loves being home educated, I love that she doesn’t have to deal with the BS that school really is. Higher education is much more fun. The best ‘learning’ I ever did in a classroom environment was when I studied various forms of massage starting at age 24 for several years. Everyone there, genuinely wanted to be there. people were aged 16-60. The tutor was amazing, first name basis, respectful. The class was smaller than regular school and everyone had a common interest. Some dropped out after a few weeks or so realising it was not for them. End of. No snide newspaper articles slating them.
I could go on for pages, but the positive comments at the end of the Express article sum it all up pretty well and give many different thoughts and feelings on what Ms Feltz said. Maybe deep down she wishes she would have been home educated herself 😉