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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dialogue in the Dark

Today we visited the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg and took a guided tour of a very unique exhibition.

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This extraordinary exhibition provokes a change in perspectives. We were able to experience what it must be like to be blind. Being led through a park, by our blind tour guide we were able to “explore” & “see” an every day environment from a very different perspective. We were also led through a store, were able to “window shop” with the use of hands & other senses only. Lastly we went into a café and were able to purchase juice & snacks still in the dark. We were able to experience drink juice in the dark & chat to our blind guide who answered various questions shedding some light into the life of blind person.

This exhibition is highly recommendable as it will allow attendees to experience first hand what it must feel like to be blind even though it is only for 45 minutes. It gives you a new appreciation for your eyesight & empathy for the blind.

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Of course after the Dialogue in the Dark the boys decided they wanted to do another exploration of the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. We spent another 2 hours exploring the exhibitions before heading back home.

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This post features on the South African Carnival of Homeschool Bloggers where South African home schoolers share experiences, ideas, philosophies and much more.  You can join the carnival too by heading to the South African Carnival of Homeschool Bloggers sign up page.   In the meantime, head to SACH Carnival #5 – Science for this week's carnival.  We hope you enjoy the carnival as much as we have!