5 Amazing Facts About Home School
Over the years I have found out many interesting facts about homeschooling. Some funny, some mind blowing and some just simply crazy.
So what does Ryan Gosling and Whoopi Goldberg have in common ? Look for the answer below.
Fact # 1 (More than 20,000 children Home Schooled in Australia)
Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic there were approximately 20,000 homeschooled children in Australia. This number does not include students enrolled in a Distance Education Program.
Record numbers of children are being homeschooled in Australia. In particular is Queensland where the growth rate has quadrupled in a 5 year period. !!! Wow! They are approximates and sourced.
This does not include distance education students or student doing emergency study due to Covid-19 Restrictions)
Qld – 2013 – 1100 students Qld – 2018- 3200 students
NSW -2013 – 3300 students NSW- 2018 – 4700 students
Vic – 2013 – 3500 students Vic – 2018 – 5300 students
Young Student hard at work
Fact # 2 (Parents Top Reasons for Homeschooling)
The predominant reasons for homeschooling include : Dissatisfaction with mainstream education, child with disability and religious beliefs
Fact #3 (Most Popular Question about Homeschooling)
The most popular Googled keywords for homeschooling is ” Do parents get paid to homeschool”
If you want to know the answer to this check out my previous blog to explain all about this question.
Home schooled Star Ryan Gosling
Fact # 4 (Most famous Home Schooled Children)
These kids grew up homeschooling for many different reasons. Now they are as famous as they are intelligent, beautiful and creative.
- Albert Einstein
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- Agatha Christie
- Beatrix Potter
- Louisa May Alcott
- Taylor Swift
- Justin Timberlake
- Ryan Gosling
- Dakota Fannin
- Whoopi Goldberg
Fact #5 (How to make play dough – most searched question)
A common question Googled about homeschooling is ” How to make play dough”
Here is a simple recipe for Coffee Playdough ( Its good enough to eat..lol) if you needed to know.
- 1 Cup of flour
- 1/2 Cup of salt
- 1/2 Cup of cold leftover black coffee ( for natural colour) if you want coloured just at Food Colouring a few drops to the mix.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl,
- Knead on a floured surface
- Store in an airtight container. ( Its smell delicious, you may be tempted to eat it or the kids might)
Home made Play Dough
Enjoy the Play Dough !!….I hope you found some of these facts interesting. So did you find out what Ryan Gosling and Whoopi Goldberg have in Common? ANSWER : Both were predominately homeschooled for most of their schooling years.
Also this stuff may be helpful if you are ever in a situation to have to defend your position on choosing to homeschool your kids. You are now armed with some factual ammo to keep the Negative Nellys of the world scratching their heads and hopefully speechless.
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