Classical Conversations Challenge communities organize a chaperoned Spring Formal Protocol event each year for their Challenge I-IV students. Students choose their dressy attire, eat together in an upscale setting, and may attend a cultural event (such as the theatre, opera, or symphony). Many communities have individualized Protocol training using Sandra Boswell’s book, Protocol Matters.
Spring Protocol allows students to practice proper etiquette for formal occasions. This trains them in the skills of participating in formal functions with ease. The children we are homeschooling will one day be leaders of their homes, churches, local organizations, and communities—and quite possibly, some will be leaders on a national and perhaps even international scale. Classical Conversations puts the highest value on equipping our students with the skills combined with the wisdom they will need to know God and to make Him known. To neglect to teach them the skills of formal events would be to overlook an important component of what they will, at some point and to some degree, require as adults leading their generation and those who will follow after them.