“What are you doing about their school work?” has been one of the most common questions of our trip. It has been asked by well meaning nomads, suspicious shopkeepers and other parents doing their best on the road like us. If I mention I’m a teacher, it only gets complicated and I’m often required to give my entire philosophy of education and hear how their children are all actuaries and dentists now because they always sat down to their 4 hours of work on the road back in 1982! It’s at that point that axo1000 and BloggiE stare vacantly in another direction, hoping that I won’t recall the conversation in the car 20mins ago where they refused to write another diary entry and I banned ipods until they did….such effective parenting…
Of course, if I wanted them to sit down for 4 hours of school work every day, I could have left them at school, which is why I love afternoons like the one at Gibson’s steps.
A simple picnic, a boy with a daydream…
Inspiration… a wooden structure on the beach…
We could do that… actually we could make one more like a Sculpture by the Sea… What have we got to work with?
Umm.. washed up cable, wood…and this could be good.
Every building needs a good foundation. Every kid needs one too and this is just the guy to provide it!
Let the structural engineering begin!
It’s important that there’s a balanced design.
Signage – Written in Cuttlefish chalk!
Sculpture gallery by the 12 Apostles.
An hour of creativity, industry, cooperation and a jolly good time!
And now for the school holidays!