Bring Your Dad To School Day

I was invited to my youngest daughter’s “Bring Your Dad To School Day” yesterday. I wasn’t able to make it last year (what is it about schools and short notice?) And it really made her sad, so wild horses wouldn’t have kept me away this time.

Her school is marvellous – signs told Dads to ‘shuffle around, looking lost and follow the crowd’ whilst the Head expressed his glee at having so many men in a usually female-dominated environment. We were advised “Please make sure you leave the seat up when you use the conveniences” he joked.

And our project? To design and construct a board game based on green issues – recycling, waste, carbon footprint and so on. It was just such a joy to be able to spend quality one-to-one time with my daughter, just drawing, sticking and colouring.  Although I had to get in to County Hall straight afterwards, many of the other Dads adjourned for a “debrief” at the local pub.

Why doesn’t ‘Bring Your Dad To School Day’ make it to the national curriculum?

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