How the first day of school looks to a six-year-old

gopro first day at school

gopro first day at school

Who wouldn’t want to be a fly on the wall on their child’s first day at school? The curious parents of one boy did, and they found a way to get a close-up view.

Students in the United States recently returned to school after their summer holidays. In Florida, parents May and Tim Weber wanted to get a true look at what day one was like for their first-grader son, Andrew – so they sent him to class wearing a GoPro camera.

The footage it captured shows the six-year-old’s perspective as he walks down the corridor, gives his new teacher a hug and lays his eyes on his classroom and classmates for the first time.

“I was impressed by what the perspective was of a three-foot something child,” Mr Weber tells ABC News. “How big everything was, the furniture, how big adults were, how big some of the other kids in school, and I think we sort of forget that perspective.” Ms Weber says she usually gets a “one-word answer” when she asks her children about their day at school. “Now I know maybe different kinds of questions to ask, about their friends,” she says.

McFarlane Park Elementary School teachers are using the footage to better understand their students’ first-day experiences. See the video below – would you like to do this for your child’s first day?

(via ABC News)

Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Michelle is a journalist and mum to two girls who are obsessed with dinosaurs, fairies, pirates and princesses in equal measure. She lives in Melbourne's east with her husband, daughters and a giant, untameable labradoodle. Michelle loves all things vegetarian, wine (it's a fruit) and online shopping.

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