Well, it looks more like we have a project to work on with European schools. After a couple of days of uncertainty – marked mainly by the fact that we have had some excellent interactions and friendships with a wide range of people, who can’t all be in the project, and also by the fact that none were that certain of what they really wanted to do – things have resolved into 6-7 teams of people who will all be focused on a particular area. We have not yet decided on exactly what we will be doing, but we have some clear ideas about the age focus, which will be, in each of the schools, children aged 4-7. The group we have assembled is looking like:

  • Christ the Sower Primary School, Milton Keynes, UK (3 – 11 years)
  • Vrtec Najdihojca, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1 – 6 years)
  • Stjanrbildsgatan forskola, Göteborg, Sweden (1 – 5 years)
  • Salladsgatans forskola, Helsingborg, Sweden (1 – 5 years)
  • Kindergarten Hausen, Krauchenwies, Germany (3 – 6 years)
  • Edugo Lourdes Meerhout kindergarten, Oostakker, Belgium (2 – 6 years)
  • Alsungas pirmsskolas izglitibas iestade, Alsunga, Latvia (2 – 7 years)
  • OBS De Fugelflecht, Franeker, Netherlands (4 – 12 years)

At least 3 of the kindergartens have schools attached directly to them, and will provide a context should we wish to encourage greater contact for KS2 children. Today will be fleshing out the ideas of the project, breaking the back of the application form, and producing a presentation we can share with other participants. This whole venture has been expertly organised, with the quality of English spoken at the highest level, especially from the Flemish organisers. Energy levels are low, and there is much to do.


About Huw Humphreys

I am a headteacher in the city of Milton Keynes, where I have been since April 2011, looking to make education effective for the whole child and keeping a distant relationship with the powers that be and their narrowing approach to education... but most of all I am looking to find out what it means to be both a follower of Jesus Christ and a passionate educator in the midst of an unsettled community. I am also a part time musician, part time linguist and lover of history and literature...committed both to freedom to learn and depth of learning for all our children. The views on this blog are all my own, and not in any way those of the school I lead!

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