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June Film Screening at The Model

By | 2018-06-04T12:02:23+00:00 June 4th, 2018|News|

Our last screening of the summer on Sat 23rd June will be focused on the day to day experiences of life at a Sudbury School and some discussion around self-directed learning in general. Sudbury Valley School is the original Sudbury School  in MA, USA. This short film documents the day to day activities at the [...]

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May Film Screening at The Model

By | 2018-05-21T15:57:54+00:00 May 21st, 2018|News|

For this month's screening we are doing something a little different.  We will be showing 2 short films of 30 minutes each to allow for more time for questions and general discussion of the concepts. The 2 films are Democratic Schools, by Jan Gabbert and Sudbury Valley School, by SVS Press We hope you can [...]

April Film Screening at The Model

By | 2018-04-10T16:23:55+00:00 April 10th, 2018|News|

Saturday April 28th 2018 at 11am The Model, Sligo Our film series continues with a screening of 'Doing Nothing all Day'. A young mother starts the search for the ideal school for her son and discovers the tradition of democratic schools. She speaks with scientists and protagonists of the democratic education movement in Germany, England [...]

Spring Newsletter

By | 2018-04-10T16:30:21+00:00 April 10th, 2018|News|

Hello everyone! It is great to see the days getting longer and the first glimpses of spring renewal after the long and very cold winter. During these quiet months we have been waiting patiently for the outcome of our planning permission and charity status applications, preparing policies and procedures, doing plenty of research and reading, [...]

The Sunday Times 18 March 2018

By | 2018-04-10T16:28:59+00:00 March 26th, 2018|News|

Great to be part of this discussion about the development of democratic education in Ireland. "A new school is set to open in Sligo — but it won’t have classes or a curriculum, and the children get to make the rules. Sligo Sudbury School will be the second of its type in Ireland, following Wicklow [...]

March Film Screening at The Model

By | 2018-02-15T12:00:17+00:00 February 15th, 2018|News|

Our Film Screenings continue in March with Class Dismissed on Saturday, March 31st at 11:00am followed by Q & A. This documentary film follows the experience of one family as they explore different ways of "doing school".

February Film Screening at The Model

By | 2018-02-15T11:58:58+00:00 February 15th, 2018|News|

We will host a series of Film Screenings at The Model over the next 3 months followed by Q & A sessions. Our first film, Schools of Trust, will be shown on Saturday, 24th February at 11:00am Everyone with an interest in democratic schools welcome. Here is a preview .... [...]

Winter Newsletter

By | 2017-12-12T16:21:17+00:00 December 12th, 2017|News|

Greetings to you all! As we come towards the end of this incredible year we would like to share with you some of the highlights of our journey so far.  When we started meeting in January 2017 with the intention of creating a democratic school, little did we know what we were getting into.  What [...]