Lewi – our youngest boy – is settling into life in Christchurch, New Zealand. He sent me this photo of him posing in his surfing gear (he’s on the right). The hospitality and welcome he has received from the local people has been amazing.
It’s only been two weeks but I can already see him benefiting from the experience. He certainly wasn’t ready to go to university straight from school.
I am becoming more and more convinced that young people need some space between school and higher education. What happens in that space is a matter of personal choice but I think schools need to take a more active role in promoting that option.