A child-sized puppet is being used to teach school pupils to behave.That’s no way to describe a teacher..!
Oh, wait. It seems they mean a real puppet:
“Silver Boy” is part of a project at Whitehawk Primary School aimed at finding ways to improve behaviour, develop team building skills and learn how to work together.Given that the Whitehawk estate seems to be somewhat, ummm, notorious, I can see why that might be necessary. But not why it would take a puppet, in preference to a real, live human being…
The school has been working with artist Sharon Mee, of artists-led local charity Same Sky, on developing play skills with boys in Year 1.Oh. I see.
Well, if there’s artists on board, it’s no wonder the whole thing has gone to hell in a handcart, isn’t it?
The idea is that Silver Boy had just landed from space and needs to be shown how to play nicely and be kind to others.If it’s the Whitehawk estate, then any alien has more to fear from the inhabitants than they do from the aliens…
The project has worked so well that the school has been visited by the Latvian Minister of Education and Science, Tatjana Koke, who wanted to see it in action.I just bet she did. What is the Latvian for ‘crazy English teaching methods’, anyway?