It’s that time of year where everyone is signing their children up to schools and joining the education machine. However, many people don’t realise that there is another option, and that is to Home Educate. There are a lot of misconceptions about home education (.IE. contrary to popular belief, they do socialise, rather a lot, and No, it’s not illegal) and other people are simply curious about if it will work for them.
One way of getting to know more is to take advantage of a Panel event being organised by Home Educator Claudia Weston from Stroud, and will be an opportunity to talk to children who are being home educated, and their parents, about what they get out of their educational choices. Many people find the idea of Home Education intimidating because it is seen as going against the mainstream, but as more people find out about the positive nature of what home educators get up to, the more people decide to join up for the journey. The growing Home Education community is fantastic group that is hugely diverse and supportive. The best thing I think is that we support our children to be themselves, to see their individuality as their greatest asset and to support and encourage their natural curiosity and motivation (Oh, and fun is an essential element).
If your interested in knowing more, the event is being held at the Gold Room at Stroud’s Centre for Science and Arts in Lansdown on November 8 from 2pm to 4.30pm. The price is free, but a donation would be gratefully received to cover the cost of the room.