Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,
One of the key conflicts that continually happens in the world is that of tradition versus innovation.
Tradition is obviously continuing to do something because we have always done it that way. Innovation is when we change something to improve it. Tradition is saying if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it, but also we are strong because we know what is to be done and what is required of us. Innovation is saying things may be working OK but they could be better.
I read a story yesterday about how quickly photography changed due to digital cameras. Some of you will remember well the old 24 or 36 exposure rolls of film. The button was never pushed on a photo until it was perfect because it was one less photo that could be taken and one more development to be paid for. Now with digital cameras, you take as many photos as you like and then decide which, if any that you would like to print.
In a short period of time: selling cameras, films and developing films became a very restricted industry, Was there anything wrong with the old way of taking photos? I would say no, but I think that all photo takers would say the new way was better.
None of us can see the future, none of us know what the world would look like in a year let alone ten years.
All we can do as parents and teachers is to prepare our pupils the best that we can so that they may face the future with confidence.
Have a great week