Friday, March 16, 2012
How Education Works
I reported to my first bingo duty last night at St Mary/St Michael's school in Derby. I'm a volunteer there to support my 2 grandchildren who attend this fabulous school.
I'm always blown away every time I go to the school to pick up the girls or attend to some chore. They have found the answer to what a school needs to be to get results.
First of all, everyone at the school, whatever their involvement, cares about these children very much.
Second of all, there is learning going on there. There is obvious discipline, focus on the task at hand, and a strong core of educational ability in those who are teaching.
And what I notice most is that the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all involved in the school!
I was a little concerned last night because it was my first bingo experience and I didn't know everyone that well but they made me feel so welcome! Thank you Patsy Gerckens, Michelle Iacuone, Cindy Clark, Linda Coppola, and everyone else involved. Your school rocks!!
PS, I caught our Alderman, Art Gerckens, mopping up afterwards - doing his part. Nice to see.