Sebastian, Aiden and Ella homeschooled with Wolsey Hall Oxford for 18 months while they travelled around Europe in a caravan volunteering.
A positive view of homeschooling
The conversation went on like this for quite some time. And every evening at dinner, over the course of three weeks, Sue and Gavin would ask the kids, ‘What did you learn today?’
I think it would be fair to say that on arrival they, like many of our previous hosts, felt the word ‘homeschool ‘ had a somewhat negative connotation. However, I’m pleased to say that by the time we left that same word had taken on a whole new meaning!
Another month has passed and our time in Belgium has now come to an end. Our final three weeks were spent volunteering at Sue and Gavin’s beautiful farmhouse set in the hills of Hotton in the Belgian Ardennes.
Whilst in Hotton the children were tasked with helping to dig, line and fill a 50m long trench; helping to reclaim overgrown vegetable beds, as well as, taking care of the goats, chickens and our hosts puppy, Coco.