‘Back to school day’ was a lesson for us parents
A lot has changed since many parents were last in a classroom – and an immersive day can allow them to experience those innovations first-hand
When I was at school, I only ever went to the front of the class to get the belt. Things have changed a lot since then, as I discovered when I (and 23 other parents) attended the “Bring your Parent to School Day” at Boroughmuir High in Edinburgh.
At registration, I was told that our “class” of adults would follow a timetable as if we were S1s, and we would be treated the same as the real pupils. Over the day, I was made to line up outside classrooms, chastised for my lack of uniform and told to raise my hand to ask questions – no change there from the 1970s.
So what has changed? Firstly, they ...