Empowering the whole child for the whole world - Changemaker education in the UK

This collection explores the stories of Ashoka Changemaker Schools based in the UK.

Rethinking education: UWC Atlantic College

Ashoka Changemaker Schools Are Hubs Of Innovation In Education. Carefully Selected After A Long Assessment Process, They Are Leaders In Creating Education For The Modern World. Below, Ken Corn Of UWC Atlantic College , Gives Some Insights Into A School That Embraces The World Outside Its Walls. UWC...
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Igniting a passion for learning – the story of a Changemaker School

How A South London Secondary School – Rated In 2005 As One Of The Least Favoured Schools In The Borough – Became An Oversubscribed “Hub Of Innovation In Education”
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Netball, fairy cakes, traffic lights and the future of society

Our schooling system determines our society. Matthew Moss High School - An Ashoka Changemaker School in Rochdale, gives students significant choices in their learning, to actively involve young people in their education, and their world. Below are three stories about changemakers within the school.....
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Singing for change – how one school mobilised a whole community

To Raise The £250,000 Needed To Develop A New Playground, Millfields Community School In Hackney, London, Knew They Required A More Ambitious Approach Than Traditional Fetes And Bake Sales. With 640 Pupils, Millfields Is One Of The Largest Primary Schools In The Borough, Yet It Has The Smallest...
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How a democratic education is inspiring the next generation of changemakers

There Is A Simple, Underlying Ethos To Sands School’s Approach To Education: In Order To Learn Effectively, Students Must Be Happy. Founded In 1987 By 14 Students And Three Teachers, Sands Has Always Believed That The Key To Ensuring Students’ Happiness Is Through Social Democracy. Sands is a non...
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A primary school for social entrepreneurs

From a Big Brother diary room, to hot air balloons, to camels, Victoria Park Academy is not your average primary school. In 2007, the school was failing and in the bottom one per cent of schools in England. Through the determination, creativity and resourcefulness of its pupils and teachers, The...
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Using creativity and collaboration to inspire young people to be changemakers

The Spinney Primary School , located in a village to the south of the City of Cambridge, is a small school with a big heart and big ambitions to improve outcomes for young people, not only in their own school but far beyond too. Elected an Ashoka Changemaker School in 2015, the school’s focus on the...
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A school with a no punishment and no reward approach

Can you imagine a primary school where no child is punished, and teachers do not raise their voices in anger? Can you imagine a step further – a primary school where children are not rewarded for good behaviour or good marks? This is the ethos of Barrowford Primary School , an Ashoka Changemaker...
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