Making sense

It makes sense to say that children of various ages make sense of life in different ways. Any student of psychology will tell you that in the first years of life, the child’s knowledge of the world is accrued through the senses. This is why, at an early age, at St Edward’s College, we try to hone those senses and let the children enhance their sensory experience through play.

As they grow older, they start to reason and conjugate those feelings into coherent words, sentences and phrases. In this way, smell, sound, texture and colour can merge with argument and logic to create a whole new and exciting world. This is not to say that the children vie with Aristotle but it is from these humble beginnings that the future unfolds.