Guest bloggers April and Zoe are students at Gifted Kids. They explain how much this means to them, and call for sufficient funding to make their programme available to others who need it.
My name is April and I have been going to Gifted Kids for nearly a year and a half. I think it is VERY unfair that children that have special talents in specific areas don’t get the chance they need to develop and explore them. I am very lucky, because I go to Gifted Kids in Rotorua.We used to have FIVE DAYS of gifted learning but because Gifted Kids is not funded by the government we have been forced to reduce to only THREE DAYS of gifted learning. IT NEEDS TO CHANGE! To make this change I suggest the government start funding Gifted Kids right away. Why shouldn’t we have the chance we need? We have as much right as anyone to learn !!
I have been going to Gifted Kids for two years and I love it, even though I only come here once a week. I learn more that one day than what I learn the four days I go to my own school. I am in the top group of reading, maths and writing and that isn’t even enough to feed my craving to learn. I get so frustrated because I do not get a challenge. It would be great if the government would fund Gifted Kids so we are able to carry on coming here every week.
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