December 8th marked 28 years since John Lennon’s death. There was a small column in newspaper that attracted my attention and got me thinking. John Lennon wrote a number of songs that I believe still have currency today – “Imagine” being one of them.
I recently listed to a TED talk by noted speaker Sir Ken Robinson lamenting the lack of creativity in schools. He characterised creativity as the ability to make mistakes and that we drill this out of students in schools.
I wonder what senior students might think or say if I showed then the clip of the song and asked them to imagine something about themselves, schooling or indeed something they might do to make the world a better place?
It’s the end of our school year and perhaps a good time to pose the question.