Hackney Pirates: School ≠ education ≠ learning. How can we become a ‘learning society’?

Tom Beresford
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 11:05am

One of my fondest memories from my school years is getting in trouble for asking ‘why’ too many times. It was one of those defining moments in life where a higher power was telling you off for doing something that you thought was both natural and right. What I love about this memory is that it exactly when I realised that 'school' doesn’t equal education, nor does it equal learning. At that point, I knew that my natural inquisition could never be satisfied within the walls of a school building, nor by a single education system.

A thirst for learning is a basic human instinct...

School 21 - From the outside looking in. My visit to a whole school exhibition.

Lou Thomas
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 11:04am

On the evening of 21st July 2015, everything at School 21 in Stratford, London was not as it seemed. As myself and my colleagues Tom and Mark walked through the doors, we were set upon by witch doctors offering us potions to cure the plague. There were students gushing with pride over maths inspired art installations, there were Blues Brothers serenading us with their dulcet tones as we examined...

PRESS RELEASE – Redruth School wins Holyer an Gof Award

Lou Thomas
Monday, 27 July 2015 - 3:26pm

On the evening of Tuesday 14th July 2015 at Waterstones Bookshop in Truro, England, Year 7 students of Redruth School were presented with a Holyer an Gof award for their literary work, ‘an A-Z of Cornwall series of 6 books – What We Love About Cornwall’.

The Holyer an Gof awards aim to raise the standards and profile of publishing in Cornwall, and the set of winners were picked from 107 entries of recently published books about Cornwall, or are written in Cornish. The students’ work was picked as winner in the ‘books for children and...