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Session A: Day 4 - Right to freedom of beach

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(cowritten by Ana) Recap of last night's knife training:

Here at Tinkering School we believe that generalized trust is a good thing, and our threshold for that trust peaks at knife training. Knives are the most dangerous tool we train on, and also one of the most versatile. Therefore, they are taken very seriously. With knife training, each Tinkerer gets to earn their very own Opinel pocket knife after proving they are ready with the five rules of Tinkering School knife Training.

Caroline lays down the five rules of knife use at Tinkering School. 1. Blood bubble 2. Keep your knife sharp 3. Three points of contact 4. Cut away from yourself 5. Keep your knife locked 

Caroline lays down the five rules of knife use at Tinkering School. 1. Blood bubble 2. Keep your knife sharp 3. Three points of contact 4. Cut away from yourself 5. Keep your knife locked 

Caroline shows how to lock and open a knife. 

Caroline shows how to lock and open a knife. 

Henry's knife exam.

Henry's knife exam.

Anna takes a shot at whittling. Her focus is as sharp as her knife. 

Anna takes a shot at whittling. Her focus is as sharp as her knife. 

Portrait of a Tinkerer: Henry

Portrait of a Tinkerer: Henry

Wednesday is beach day. We load up into cars and head to Redondo beach. When you go to the beach and hand the camera off to kids you get... 778 photos on the SD card. Here are just a few.

We spent the day climbing, burying our friends, chasing waves... (not everything has to have a deep pedagogical purpose)

Why is it so fun to be buried?

Why is it so fun to be buried?

drawing in sand...

"The ocean is the Catholic church! It keeps washing away science!"

"The ocean is the Catholic church! It keeps washing away science!"

While relaxing and snacking near the cliffs, we get visited by some very friendly and very cute dogs.

New friends!!!

New friends!!!

Portrait of a dog: Greta

Portrait of a dog: Greta

Time for a mini-trip! Daniel takes a group of curious kids to the tide pools.

Every crab we see today is named Jason Bourne. We collect them in a tupperware terrarium and set them free at the end of the day.

Every crab we see today is named Jason Bourne. We collect them in a tupperware terrarium and set them free at the end of the day.

A ukulele is a two-handed tool.

A ukulele is a two-handed tool.

Beach day is for relaxing, yes, but it's also for making new friends and mingling with folks who might not be in your build group. Tomorrow we get back to the shop for two intense, refreshed days of building.

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