On Friday I went on an excursion to see the Tutankhamun exhibition in Melbourne with my year 8 SOSE class. It was a really great day, but a really long day! It took 4 hours to get there, then we spent 4 hours there, then it took 4 hours to get home again! We left at 7am and got back at 7pm. Like I said, a really long day! The kids were great though. I have such awesome students! The year 7 SOSE class came with us too, as did their teacher.
Now for the thing that is just wrong. It happened when we were dropping kids off. A lot of our kids come from surrounding towns and catch the bus to school, so we dropped a few of them off along the way back. We dropped a year 7 boy off who lives on a huge property and when we dropped him off, he got in a car that was parked at the front of the driveway AND HE DROVE TO HIS HOUSE!* We left a year 7 boy to drive a car on his own! As a city girl that weirded me out and would break all sorts of duty of care laws! I know it’s totally fine out here, but I still can’t get my head around it. The kids were laughing at me thinking I was so silly, but where I come from, letting a year 7 drive is insane! Most of them learn to drive around their properties as soon as they can reach the pedals. But still, it freaked me out.
*His driveway was about a kilometre.