Children of the Corn-wall was a joke that started  few years ago when I was fortunate enough to be on an outdoor ed trip with my grade 10 alternative education students.  We were in our 15 passenger van crawling down a grid road in Cypress Hills with the lights off and only the stars to light our way.  At first, the students were mesmerized by the wildlife and nature all around us but things soon took a turn.  “What if someone was all of a sudden standing right in front of the van?”  “Omg, I think I saw something!” followed by shrieks of laughter.  “It’s like from Children of the Corn”.  “Hey wait, that’s us, Children of the Corn-wall!”  It’s moments like this that stick with me and it’s this positive side of alternative education that I am choosing to focus on in this blog.

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