Hitherfield 2016

Today we did the first of three workshops we are conducting with the current year 6 at Hitherfield Primary School in London. It has been a strange weekend in London, Abigail and I decided last week that instead of asking the children to develop their island states and then make commercials for their countries we would hold a conference instead… like they did in Zurich earlier this month. A conference where we would propose the motion ‘Is it better to work as an independent entity or to work in community with our neighbouring countries?’ The next day 17 million people in the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Suddenly I didn’t think the conference idea was so good after all, I mean the conference was a good idea but the subject matter seemed too raw, too provocative, too divisive

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