In All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum writes, "Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in Kindergarten."
Yesterday, I was reminded of this as I spent the day with Mrs. Arda Thomson's Kindergarten class. As an often unseen member of Balmoral Hall School's administrative staff, opportunities to interact with students are rare. However, when I decided to observe a day in the life of a five-year-old BH girl to further my work in Communications, I was welcomed.
Published in 2014, #GIRLBOSS has inspired a storytelling collective amongst women who are leading deliberate lives. Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, an online fashion retailer, author Sophia Amoruso encourages women to be the bosses of their own lives. How does this relate to five-year-old girls who throughout their early childhood development are repeatedly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Carla Pienaar graduated from Balmoral Hall School in 2001. Since then she has earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon.) from University of Manitoba. However, her passion is for design. Through education in industrial design at Emily Carr University in Vancouver as well as her current educational experience as a Master of Interior Design candidate, she works in the areas of product and interior design.
On January 13, we had the pleasure of meeting Professor Marilou McPhedran from University of Winnipeg’s Global College, as she presented to a combined group of Girls for the World and Youth in Philanthropy members.