I found this blog rather heartwarming, someone so young taking an active interest in her world and doing her part to change things. It’s especially nice to see after some of the kids I encountered during the teacher training course I started last year (but didn’t finish)… no, really, most of the children in the schools I saw were great, but this one is definitely exceptional.
But of course the reason I’m posting about her and her blog is this entry. The sh*tstorm seems to have taken off enough (see, e.g., this) that Argyll & Bute council will be hastily backpedalling any second now, though, so that’s nice. But seriously, ladies & gentlemen of the council, WTF? What did you THINK would happen when you try to gag a nine-year-old girl, especially one that the media are ALREADY paying attention to?
(More proper posts to come soon, I promise!)
EDIT: Er, sorry, I accidentally posted this to the wrong blog. It was meant to go here! I’m less than ecstatic about how WordPress.com’s user interface copes if you’ve got posting privileges on several blogs… I went to that other blog, clicked “log in”, logged in, and it defaulted to posting here. Genius.