'ROCK SCHOOL' - Education projects
School of ROCK - The kids are alright
We took a bunch of 10 year olds to help them learn their maths and literacy strategies for exams using rock music. In just one hour they wrote 3 rock classics designed to help them integrate their learning in an unforgettable way. The Headmistress reported that the event contributed to their success in excelling at their exams and we were asked to repeat it. It was also covered on TV by BBC Breakfast News.
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School’s Out - Teachers learn to ROCK!
We were asked to provide keynote inputs to a staff development day for 300 teachers. The goal was to apply multiple intelligences in the classroom, to reach more of the kids, more of the time. In just 30 minutes the whole audience rewrote the teaching anthem ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ and performed it on stage in a school hall at 9 am in the morning, after only tea and biscuits. No need for sex, drugs, not even two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, just pure Rock’n’Roll.
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Another brick in the wall - Teacher's TV
Interview with the BBC's razor sharp Peter Curran, where we were asked to explain what teachers might learn from sex, drugs and Rock'n'Roll in generating a classroom climate where kids bring their minds, bodies and souls to school.
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Top of the Flops - Failure and entrepreneurship
We have delivered engaging events about our involvement in an innovative project to fly English eccentric cult punk rocker John Otway and his cult following round the World on a record breaking tour to rival classic movie rockumentaries such as 'This is Spinal Tap' and 'The Blues Brothers'. Look at the Real Spinal Tap tour page for more details of this Herculian adventure which is presented in a 'Dragon's Den' format.