At a training session a few months ago we discussed how the jobs of today will become obsolete in the future and how the majority of today’s children will spend their working lives in jobs that do not exist today.
The challenge of how to prepare children for such a life, when we have no idea what it will look like, is immense. When I think of the things I learned at school and how few of them are relevant to me today it only makes the problem seem more difficult. The answer, according to Jack Ma in this video, is to give children the soft skills that will make them adaptable, resilient, confident, that is, able to cope with the challenges their future will bring.
Over the next few sessions at playgroup we will be continuing to develop our children’s interest in their bodies focussing initially on our senses. I will be out of the playroom at meetings on Monday and Tuesday but leave you in Jordan and Sharon’s very capable hands. I will be back on Wednesday when we will also welcome Colette, a student from Forth Valley College, who will be doing her placement activities with us, initially every Wednesday.
February is a short month with our mid term break the w/b Feb 13th. Unfortunately that means we miss some traditional celebrations such as Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. We would hope however, depending on children’s interest, still to incorporate some of these festivities within our senses activities.
Meantime, I have registered our playgroup in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch and we hope to be using our senses to see and hear some birds in our playgroup garden and perhaps undertake some activities to encourage more to come and visit. We’d be grateful if you could save your toilet and kitchen roll tubes in case we need some binoculars for our birdwatching 😉
I’m sad to be sending out another apology for a disruption in service today. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We were without power until 12:30. Thankfully the lights are back on again and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow when we will hold a delayed celebration of Burns Night 🏴