Heed the words of an 11 year old …

My 11 year old ‘kid’ has been doing ‘persuasive writing’ at school this week and has been quite vocal about how much she enjoys crafting an argument (must take after her father ūüėČ ) and putting it into text. ¬†With this in mind, I set her a challenge to draft me a response to the question …’if you got the chance to move to Canada for a few years, would you?’

This was her reply …

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If you got the chance to move to Canada, would you?  

Imagine all the amazing things you could see. ¬†When I got the chance to move to Canada I did and I’ll tell you exactly why this great experience is worth doing. ¬†You would learn new things, have loads of fun and try loads of different sports. ¬†Don’t you think that would be fabulous?

First, you would learn lots of new things. ¬†For example, you would learn how to stay warm in -30 temperatures. ¬†Although, there is no possible way to stand outside and not get cold, you can still learn what types of clothing to wear when it’s freezing. ¬†I would know because wearing leggings is definitely NOT the right thing to wear. ¬†You have make sure to wear snowpants when going outside (even if you’re only walking across the road!) ¬†Also, wear a big fluffy, waterproof coat that has a label saying ‘goes up to -30‘ on it and make sure to wear some gloves, a hat and a scarf. ¬†Whatever you do, do not go outside without these things on.

Another example, you could learn about all the animals and the nature surrounding you. ¬†In the summer, it’s great to go on adventures and see all the wildlife that climbs up trees and hides in the ground. ¬†In temperatures of 20-30 degrees it’s great to go in all the outdoor pools and learn how to swim. ¬†Also, you could go fishing and see all the little fishes swimming around in the ponds with bubbles floating out of their mouths. ¬†There is so much you can learn in every season Canada brings, so wouldn’t you have a great time here?

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Next, you would have loads of fun. ¬†For example, playing in the snow is so much fun (as long as you wear the right clothing). ¬†Me and my sisters love to build snowmen in the back garden, we build big ones and little ones, thin ones and fat ones and even snowmen bigger than us! ¬†You never run out of snow because the sky seems to have an endless supply of it! ¬†At my new school, the snow freezes and creates mini ice rinks. ¬†Everybody slides around on them until they fall over. ¬†It’s so much fun, I bet you would love to try it.

Another example, the parks here are way better than in England. ¬†They have moving monkey bars that you hold onto and they slide along, from one side to the other. ¬†Most of the parks have sand on the ground, so if you fell off anything then you wouldn’t hurt yourself. ¬†In the parks there are baskets that spin around when you sit on them and there are loads of slides so you can race your friends down them. ¬†The parks are one of my favourite bits of Canada but the swimming pools definitely come number 1 on my list.

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Finally, you would be able to try lots of different sports. ¬†For example, in Edmonton, there are at least 20 different sports centres that you can go and visit. ¬†Me and my sisters always look forward to the days when we can go and play on the millions of slides that they have in the swimming pools. ¬†We go in the wave machines, dive tanks and if we’re lucky then we get to go in the hot tubs. ¬†One of my favourite things about the sport centres are the running tracks. ¬†I love running around on them and I usually beat everybody else to the finish line.

Another example, you can go sledding on all the hills. ¬†In the playground, at my school, they have these massive ice hills and I spend all break going sledding on them. ¬†Also, on New Year’s Eve, me and my family went to the park to see fireworks whilst we sledged down the hills. ¬†It was a really fun night and we went to bed after midnight!!! ¬†Where else in the world could you sledge and watch fireworks at the same time? ¬†What I’m really looking forward to now is learning how to ski.

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Taking all this into account, would you like to move to Canada? ¬†I think it would be a fabulous experience for everyone. ¬†Learning new things, having fun and trying different sports is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. ¬†I know that if you tried it then you wouldn’t regret it. ¬†If it were my choice then I know what I would do…MOVE TO CANADA!!!!!

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4 thoughts on “Heed the words of an 11 year old …

  1. Can’t argue with that, can we? Marvellous writing! My favourite line though has to be…”You never run out of snow because the sky seems to have an endless supply of it!” She had me right there! Am thinking perhaps you need to be saving back some money at this point….she’s already 11 and it’s quite obvious law school is in her future!

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    • I’m glad you like that part – she was quite impressed with herself about that line. It certainly made me chuckle although I wasn’t sure what she’d write and whether it would have me packing up & returning back home!!! I can breathe a sigh of relief ….

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      • I have often wondered over these past few months when it was that I lost the willingness of a child and became the adult that doesn’t handle change nearly as well and is always one step away from wanting to turn around and go back home! ūüôā

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