Mottos for their future:
The first time I passed a school sign, I laughed thinking it was funny that the Ministry of Education had decided on a motto and mission statement, then painted it on all of the school signs. As I kept riding, I noticed that the mottos and mission statements kept changing. Things like: “Preparing students to live a full life” or “Education is the key to destiny” and many more. These mottos always make me smile no matter how hard the road is getting. The signs tell me about what the community deems as important for its children, and what their hopes are for their future. Schools associated with churches have more faith based mottos, others seem to just be one word sentences stringed together like: Mind Growth Strong Survival. Every time I see one, I think of how interesting it would be to have these things painted in big letters on the road signs in the United States. These are little glimpses of peoples hopes for their children, and hopes for the future of their communities and it tells me so much about the communities we bike through, even when we can’t stop and talk with the people who live there.
So as you read this blog think of what your elementary schools motto was or your communities motto would be. Would you make a sign and hang it for the world to see?