“For an alternative school you are very structured”, were the words of one of our visitors. “The children have a lot of freedom, don’t you think they might need more structure?” was the contrary view of someone else. Read more.
Four of the staff of Inwoods Small School wanted to experience different learning environments and set off to visit several in India. Here they share their adventure with us and list ten of the many lessons they learned. Educating the Educator
Conflict, wars, monopolies and environmental destruction are so prevalent because humans are infused with an atmosphere of authority and control in both obvious and subtle ways, and are therefore heavily conditioned. In response, our tendency is to follow or rebel, fight or flight, to become the dominator or the one being dominated. And as children […]
This year at the autumn celebration, the children participated by making signs for different stalls, selling apple chutney and hot chocolate; and we were treated to some captivating story-telling around the fire where chestnuts roasted and we all warmed our frozen feet. Then came the raffle, which brought lots of excitement and laughter. Finally, […]
We have had numerous visitors to Inwoods these past couple of weeks, including a large group of education students from the University of Winchester. These fresh eyes on the place, direct questions, and concerns expressed regarding the current state of education, evidently offer another moment for us to reflect seriously on what it is we […]
What a truly fun day! All the staff, parents and children worked together over several weeks leading up to the Green Fair held at the Sustainability centre to present ‘The Inwoods Cafe’. Wholesome cakes, muffins, savouries, soups and drinks were served all day with a smile. A sense of togetherness was felt throughout, working as […]
How lucky we were to have the fabulous weather to welcome all families to our school Spring Celebration. Firstly, there was a fun sports morning in the back playing field for children and parents, followed by an open air delicious pot luck lunch. Following this we all enjoyed sharing the fascinating and varied individual science […]
Fabulous Autumn Celebration held on Saturday at Inwoods. Luckily the weather was kind and the sun shone! The children presented their own poems alongside some drama performances. The fire kept us all toasty warm as we enjoyed tasty food provided by the parents. Creative crafts were produced in the Oak house. Finally ending with a […]