Usually related to education, philosophy or society, I write these to give form to some of things I grapple with. If they can spur on debate and reflection so much the better.


Life in an Alternative School

When I visited Brockwood Park back in March, for my prospective week, I thought to myself "this is the place for me". A strong desire to learn about non-mainstream forms of education and a longing to leave my hometown seemed to find solace in this international boarding school in the middle of Hampshire's undulating fields. That first day as I walked through the door, two boys were sat playing guitar in the entrance and I asked them for the way to the reception - "It's over zere" one replied, pointing down the hall. As I walked past I could hear the boy's friend mocking his french accent "haha tu sais même pas parler anglais!" Later, I marvelled at hearing Spanish, Italian, German and Chines

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