Every weekday, kids go to school to learn. To learn vital skills for when they grow up, to learn fun facts to teach others. But for the gifted, this is another story. Some of us go to normal public schools, like any other child would. And when we are at school, we practically learn nothing! A lot of gifted children have a love to learn, and that is what school is for. But at school, their wish to be educated is not fully fulfilled! There are many people from around the world like this, and they are the only ones who will ever know what it feels like to be a gifted child.
We need schools that have extension work for the gifted, we need teachers who can look at every child as an individual and extend them so that they are working to their full potential. What we really need is a whole entire school for the gifted, with teachers who understand the gifted and can provide work at their levels individually.
By Lily, aged 9.
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