This week I visited the school where I’m a Governor. We got to wander round the classroom, see the kids in action, have a bit of nosy round the facilities. I can’t manage to keep one two year old under control, so I’m amazed by how orderly everything is at the school, even when they’re doing “independent” activities.
In Reception (I think that’s like Kindergarten, I really should know as I’m a Governor and it won’t be long before I have a kid who’s reception age myself) they have all kinds of cool things. Like an incubator with chicks and a computer that they let the kids play on and a little area called “The World Around Us” or “Everyday world” or something like that.
And what’s in it? A rotary phone.
Everyday world in the 1970s.