My first hand experience of democratic education


Blog by Kirsten Aboah

I am what they call a mainstreamer and to be honest with you, I have always prided myself on going to a strict Roman Catholic girl’s school. I enjoyed putting on my kilt, tying my tie, having a crisp white shirt topped off with a shiny pair of black shoes and a blazer. The benefits for me? It made me very conscious of the way I dress, I carried myself with a certain respect, most of all it meant I had no distractions. I didn’t have to struggle every morning and wonder if I still looked as cute as I did when I set off in the morning. And yes, I’ve heard the whole argument for self expression, but I think at that age (secondary school) you should focus on expressing yourself through your work rather than what you wear....


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