Sunday, February 20, 2005

UWA Picnic and Pictorial

Miky thought that it would be a good idea to go out for a picnic today. She was right. We invited some Mauritian friends and it was great to get together in the Sunken Garden - and old style outdoor auditorium which had plenty of shade. I guess that UWA is only 20 minutes drive from my house so it wasn't too difficult to get too. It was also a lovely setting and great to catch up with friends.

Winthrop Hall

Winthrop Hall Clock

Weather Vane

Arts Department

Arts Department 2

Greek or Roman?

Entrance to Winthrop Hall

Yu-Jin and Sophie

How To Make Students Feel Great About Themselves

The Labor Government of Western Australia has a great plan for making students feel great about themselves. They have just announced that if Year 10 and 11 students wish to graduate they will be required to carry out 20 hours of community service.

Why? Don't we have enough criminals doing community service at the moment? How exactly will that improve self esteem? How much community service do you have to do after bashing an old lady and snatching her handbag?

Think of all those people that would love to go back to school to complete their education and need to be treated like a common criminal for the priviledge. How would you feel if your son or daughter was about to finish school? I think that it will encourage kids to quit school following Year 10 so as to avoid it.

Bureaucracy gone mad.... or madder!

1 comment:

Hammysmum said...

Lovely pics. I think the under cover portico(?) is Roman. I agree with you that there are enough kids dropping out of school for one reason or another, and the governments have been saying young people should finish their education so they can get a good job. Whoever thought this scheme up, needs to have another think. But not too hard. He might burst a blood vessel. Steaming great pillock!!!