A few Sundays ago, we went to the Urrbrae Agricultural School Open Day here in Adelaide. I went to school just a little bit down the road from Urrbrae and caught the bus with lots of the students to and from school. I recall they always wore boots, never polished school shoes.
Anyway, to my surprise, I was seriously impressed by the school. So much so that I fantasise about sending my children there.
I've long questioned whether mainstream schooling is the best I can do for my kids. I often [all the time] dream of a simpler life [still with internet & online shopping of course] on a small patch of land with homegrown veggies, a few fruit trees, some chickens, a sheep.... you know... all the trimmings that go with that. Being a member of the CWA, home schooling, country fairs, preserving & jam making, collecting firewood & eggs.... making bread in my Aga.
Guess I'm just a dreamer. Perhaps I'm a complete twit.
Anyway, maybe Urrbrae is something genuinely worth considering? The kids loved it. Being out in nature. Watching & interacting with the animals. I thought the facilities were awesome. Definitely worth investigation to see how they combine regular curriculum & agricultural & aquacultural studies.
When I come back down to earth, I then wonder, if it is realistic. To send them to a farm school that is. We don't own property. Would I want them to get a love for this and then move far away? Could it be a lovely balance for them rather than just sitting in a classroom for 5 years straight? So many questions & thoughts.
Regardless, we all enjoyed the day.
I'm not the only one who thinks about making a move to a simpler life in the country right?