Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning

by North West Democratic School
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Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning
Reboot Education with Self Directed Learning

Project Report | Jun 13, 2021
June 2021

By Maura Duignan | Staff Member

Despite the difficulties of the past year our project has survived and is growing from strength to strength thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the dedication of our staff, and the commitment of our parents and students. Enrolments are growing and will reach over 60 students in September 2021. We never could have imagined this when we opened our doors with 15 students just under 3 years ago. We are more determined than ever to provide an educational environment that is rooted in empathy, where students are empowered to direct their education and experiences in ways that are directly relevant to their lives. The events of the past year have revealed the inflexibility and dependency cultivated by the mainstream educational model, and have made ever clearer the need for a system overhaul. 

One of the challenges during this time was to find a way to let prospective students visit our school virtually. Staff and student film makers put together a short video to give a glimpse of life inside Sligo Sudbury School. We hope you enjoy!  https://youtu.be/FuVVPHyf1KQ 

Our students are thriving, finding ways to adapt and keep growing. We are grateful for the space and freedom we have to support them. 

In the words of one of our parents:

"... (our son) really loves his new surroundings and has never looked back; the single biggest change we see in him is his confidence to speak to adults, to voice his opinion, to rationalise his decision making, to question the world around him and to be innovative.  We have struggled ourselves with the idea of leaving the curriculum behind, but we can honestly say our children are learning fast and are inquisitive.  Most importantly for us, in the midst of a world turned upside down in this pandemic, Sudbury offers a sanctuary of child centred normality and our children are happy."

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North West Democratic School

Location: Sligo - Ireland
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Sligo Sudbury
Sligo , Ireland

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