We Day

Posted: November 24, 2013 in family


Today I joined my daughter for an assembly to something called “we day”. I had never heard of this before, and now that I’ve left the auditorium I still don’t know what the hell it’s meant to be about.

Here’s what the content included:
Snippets from a concert where celebrities shouted “change begins with you”, followed by a pimply teenager shouting about “making a difference”; then a couple of charities asking people to join them, a kid with a lisp free-style rapping about something indiscernible, then concluded with the group being led in some krumping routine.

I challenge any of you to know what the heck that’s supposed to be rallying.

I suppose what annoyed me is that they kept telling kids to change via songs or raps or whatever, but didn’t actually tell kids HOW to step outside your comfort zone, or ways to build their self-confidence enough to learn how to be selfless.

So this was just one more piece of evidence to me that our educational system is really messed up. I’m not knocking We Day… How can I since I’m none the wiser as to what it even is.

I spoke to some of the teachers involved suggestng they help children learn some of these fundamental traits, and also suggested that brief description of WHAT it even is may be helpful, but they just smiled and nodded.

Oh well, at least I know that my kids are learning these things at home.

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