It’s nice when schools are fun places that foster curiosity

By Omar Roan

Three weeks ago, I walked my daughter through the gates of her new school for the first time. Nervous, shy, and crippled by the significance of the moment, I quietly squeezed her hand for reassurance. We greeted her teachers, plundered her bag for a hat and water bottle and headed to the playground while we waited for the bell to ring. There she set about playing and making quick-fire friends, while I went for a walk through the corridors of my own school memories. A juvenile heaviness took over as I reflected on the quirks of that abnormally rigid place, a place that bore so little resemblance to life as an adult. Continue reading It’s nice when schools are fun places that foster curiosity