There are many things kids don’t like, things such as, spinach, getting shots, waiting for their parents to finish clothes shopping. But, of all the things that kids hate, homework is the worst offender.
While homework covers a variety of subjects and is given in a variety of ways, that rarely matters when it comes to childhood enjoyment. Homework takes precious time away from watching cartoons and playing video games, and that’s just unacceptable!
Still, assignments award students who put effort into them. Students who recognize this are sure to succeed and perhaps even have a little fun.
Take Oliver Edwards for example. What he did for a school assignment was so original and impressive that it received international attention!
Oliver Edwards started tying coats to trees as part of a school project.
Ten-year-old Oliver Edwards is a student at The Hutchins School on the Australian island of Tasmania. He was assigned to build a community project under the “This Matters Challenge” which his mother, Cathy Edwards, explained to Babble.
“Hutchins has developed a great home study program that replaces traditional homework with the opportunity to direct their own learning in areas of giving, service in… [the] community, physical activity… academic excellence, and excellence in the arts.”
Oliver’s idea was to help the local homeless population by providing them with free coats. His tactic was simple: tying coats to trees alongside a sticker that read “Free on a Tree.”
Since June 6, Oliver and his mom have been working together to collect coats and spread the word.