The TES surveyed 2,500 pupils to discover the experiences they value at school.
Schools are not just places of academic learning, they are environments in which children learn valuable life lessons and where they experience the things that will shape them as adults. Teachers and parents alike have strong views on what these lessons and experiences should be, but what do the children themselves value?
TES surveyed 2,500 primary children – from across the maintained, independent and alternative provision sectors – to find out what they believe every child should have done at school before the age of 11.
- Call a teacher mum or dad
- Make good friends
- Tell the teacher to “chill out”
- Get covered in paint/mud/chalk
- Laugh hysterically when someone farts
- Take part in a school production
- Have a water fight
- Go swimming
- Be made to sit next to your enemy
- Forget your homework
Here’s the list in full: 100 things you should have done at school before the age of 11
Do you think they’re missing anything from the list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Sophie
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