I had the loveliest email this morning from a long standing blog reader it appears I met last week without either of us realising who the other was. It’s an odd thing about kentwell, you tend to go by your participant name even after hours so you can meet people without getting to know who they are.
Anyway, thank you for the email. I will reply.
Today was kentwell home educators day. There were supposed to be 250, I think nearly every one came into the barn school. I hope they enjoyed it, it was a full on day from my side. I was a little confused by the visitor who refused to let her son come in on the grounds that she won’t let him in a school in modern times and wouldn’t in the past either.
Education is a privilege not granted to all. The state system as we have it now is to a large extent based around indoctrination and control. (Look up dumbing us down for further information. ) A barn or hedge school in tudor times, open for a few weeks each summer between planting and harvest, gave children the absolute basics of numeracy and literacy and a real chance to improve their prospects. There are children in the world today, far too many of them, that don’t get that chance.
Just something to think on.
(This weekend is the end of the great annual recreation. If you want to meet the tudors grab the chance. )