Ten year-olds repeated the calendar rhyme, “Thirty days hath September… April, June, and November.”
“Minesh, why not join us?” the teacher asked.
The class, listening intently, stopped their rhyme.
“I was considering an alternative calendar, something regular to fit our year. If we were to have 13 months with 28 days we’d have no need for rhyme,” Minesh explained.
“…the extra day, two in a leap year?”
“They’d be International Unity Days where children have opportunities to link globally online, the leap day a Children’s World Congress Day.”
“…a chance to listen to our voice.”
Minesh’s teacher had no doubt he’d be a leader one day.
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