Schools look to the future

MORE than 150 pupils from first, primary and middle schools joined those from upper, high and special schools to create a vision how schools should be in the future.

MORE than 150 pupils from first, primary and middle schools joined those from upper, high and special schools to create a vision how schools should be in the future.

The event, staged at Trinity Park, Ipswich, was held to give the designers of new schools an understanding of how children and young people learn best and what environment helps education the most.

Paul Calver, headteacher of Bacton Community Middle School, said it had been a great success.

“The children worked together brilliantly. The sixth formers did a fantastic job and we needed very little adult input “In terms of outcomes, we still have to analyse what the children left us with, but in essence they told us that the most important factor for their learning was people."

"They wanted high quality buildings as well, but the thing that came through strongly was just how important the people were.

“The quality of relationships with teachers, support staff and parents was an issue consistently at the top of their lists."