Remember the days of housekeeping? It seems that those days are long gone, and it is extremely difficult to find an analogue in today’s schools.
But the Australian foundation caught the attention of Sydney schoolgirls by teaching them an important lesson about how to take care of their cars.
Some of those who have completed courses offered by GalMatic attend Stella Maris College in New South Wales.
In 2020, Stella Maris College shared photos of teenagers in school uniforms learning how to change a tire.
“Today, our 11th graders learned basic DIY car repair skills at Galmatic; How to change a tire, check tire pressure, how to check oil, water and coolant levels, what to do in a minor car accident, etc.”
Many praised the school and teachers for breaking gender stereotypes.
“This is amazing! I wish I could join and learn this skill! Well done Stella for teaching our girls to be strong and independent,” wrote one person.
The school says it may seem like a new concept, but they always had a similar program.
“Stella has always been at the forefront of teaching young women self-confidence,” they wrote on their blog.
“Some of the old students remember doing this with Captain Pam and Mr. Regan in the 1970s and 80s. One former student said: “Mr. Regan taught me how to fix these cars in the course. I still use them to this day…and I can change tires like a champ!”
This is a great idea! I truly believe that our young women need to be taught these important skills. Does anyone know of similar programs in the US?
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