We recently joined the National Trust. I have been quite impressed by the range of properties and activities that are managed by them, and in particular, the recent drive to get children more involved with the outdoors. One campaign is entitled, '50 things to do before you are 11 3/4', and this forms the basis of many activities and events across the country.
It was a breath of fresh air to see some of this. Just a couple of months ago, I asked the question of whether children these days were allowed to play outside in the snow, having spent several beautiful, but lonely mornings with my boys in snowy parks across our city. It almost seems sad that 'play in the snow' gets onto a list like that produced by the National Trust because I would have hoped that every child in a country where the snow falls would have opportunity to play in it.
I'm looking forward to making the most of the NT membership, and I am encouraged that several other local home educators are also members and keen for group activities. As the children grow, and interaction with others becomes more important, this will become even more beneficial.
I'll post as we continue to enjoy adventures!
- I am a Christian mother of five, and our highest goal as a family is to serve God in every aspect of our lives. Jesus promised His disciples 'life in all its abundance' (John 10:10) - that has been our story, a rich life, not devoid of challenges, but certainly abundant. Previously writing at www.homeeducationnovice.blogspot.com, we have come to realise that education is just one area where our faith shapes our choices and direction in life. This blog seeks to share our adventure.