by Jackie Keogh
"A new school in West Cork aims to encourage children to direct their own education, an initiative that the Sudbury School believes will inspire life-long learning. [...] Jessica outlined how this community-led initiative is gaining mainstream momentum following the lockdown of the past three months and the long-term restrictions, which are likely to continue due to the 2m distancing rule and other guidelines. [...] The Sudbury Model embraces diversity, creativity and allows children to follow their own educational interests, but that does not mean they are left to their own devices. The school will be founded on freedom, trust, respect and responsibility, and, at its core, is a school meeting. It is at the meeting that both the staff members and the children discuss the running of the school.'' Unfortunately, there is no online resource available for this article.