Home Education September 2014

We’re still visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park regularly.  What has surprised me is that there are a few new babies to be seen (I didn’t think it would be the time of year for it!)

We’ve seen a wallaby joey and some very adorable meerkat kits.

Pesky planes might just be birds of prey...

I assume this is mum, who ran over when a plane flew overhead.  It must bear some resemblance to a bird of prey, because all the adults stopped to watch it very carefully – you may take the meerkats out of the wild, but you clearly can’t take all of the wild out of the meerkats…


The leaves have been starting to turn and we’ve been exploring the autumn landscape, both as a family and with friends.


September brings the celebration of the Not Back to School Picnic.  Sadly I didn’t manage to get any decent pictures (mostly too busy talking!) The picnic is an annual public celebration of home education, where a large group gathers at the Peace Gardens in Sheffield for food, some fun in the fountains and to show that not all children go to school.  It’s a public example of the busy social life that many home educators have (contrary to what many might believe) and a reminder that school is not compulsory.


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