There was a time when it was natural for children to play outside: wet, frozen bottoms were a daily sight. In those days, not being allowed to go outside was the worst punishment we could get. The outdoors were a make-believe world without limits: snow banks turned into forts that no enemy from around the corner could overtake, or into ships from which a new world could be explored. Girls and boys took turns at the helm. Our only boundaries were when we had to go inside to warm up and get something to eat...Pfff! But who could be cold or hungry? We had everything! Nature took care of all our needs... No game console was a match for our snow ship. No program could disrupt our adventures. And, as luck would have it, programs were on right before suppertime.
Some would argue that those were the good days. Fortunately, that’s not the case. Why? Because all of us are working to bring back the sense of adventure that was at the core of our games and make it once again a central feature of our practices.
Therefore, we realize that we must renew out trust in our young people by fostering their sense of responsibility. Together, as a community, we must support their development beyond our walls.
And even if it seems utopian, it’s what we’re working towards. Because, «When we dream alone, it’s only a dream. When we dream together, reality begins». Brazilian proverb
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