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January 2020 Film Night

By |2020-01-05T18:09:38+00:00January 5th, 2020|News|

Film Nights at Sligo Sudbury School are an opportunity for parents, staff, older students, and the general public to consider self directed learning models, find out more about how they work in practice, and to engage in conversation about the challenges and benefits of this model of education.

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Image Magazine on Alternative Schooling

By |2019-12-07T17:24:04+00:00December 7th, 2019|News|

We are thrilled to be featured by Image Magazine’s Orla Neligan in her exploration of alternative schooling, which includes the voices of parents, homeschoolers, experts in child psychology, and mainstream teachers in addition to that of democratic, self-directed education.

One size certainly does not fit all, and we believe all children should be able to […]

Madlab at The Model

By |2019-11-11T16:16:11+00:00November 11th, 2019|News|


The Madlab workshop was really fun. First we had to put all the wires into the right places and then we had to solder them and trim off the ends. The soldering bit was the best part. It was […]

Science Week Activities

By |2019-11-11T15:22:38+00:00November 11th, 2019|News|

On Sunday we participated in the Science Fair at IT Sligo, demonstrating some of the experiments we’ve been doing lately in science group. We did the Cartesian diver, which is an experiment to do with water preassure; lemon and potato circuits, which is an experiment to do […]

Film Screening and Discussion – 20 November 2019 – 6pm

By |2019-10-31T13:13:04+00:00October 31st, 2019|News|

We are very pleased to continue our Film Nights at Sligo Sudbury School this year with a screening of Self-Taught, Life Stories from Self-Directed Learners.

“Through the stories of six extraordinary individuals, Self-Taught explores what self-directed education means to them and the impact it has had on their […]

Pedal Power!

By |2019-10-25T14:33:35+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News|

Come down to Quayside Shopping Centre this Saturday, Oct 26th, to support the Sligo Sudbury School Cyclothon, our first fundraising event of this year. Our challenge is to reach 200km over the course of the day.

Staff, parents, and students will pedal hard all day on Turbo Trainers […]