Our eleven plus children live in a fast moving world of excitement and endeavour. Life cannot be boring if there is always eleven plus work to be done. A mother told me today of her daughter who only dropped three marks in her eleven plus examinations. The ten year old achieved 140, 140 and 137. A lot of hard work had gone into marks as good as these!
Do you remember the story of the Zen student? He had trained for many years. He was asked a straightforward question:
“Where does your Zen training lead?”
“It is only a step by step approach. I wake up in the morning and think that the world is so beautiful that I can hardly stand it.”
It must be obvious to any eleven plus reader:
“Where does your Eleven Plus work lead?”
“It is only a step by step approach. My child and I wake up in the morning and think that eleven plus work is so beautiful that we can hardly stand it.”
Enjoy the moment. Your child is growing remarkably quickly through the eleven plus year!