Associates Debbie Kidd and Jane Hewitt met Nancy Mayzee in a Kenyan refugee camp in 2015. Impressed by her skill as a teacher and her positivity, we have since sponsored her to go to university in Kampala. This is her latest blog for us, sharing her story and reminding us that, if you can't empower everyone, you can always empower someone.
Why This Book Needed Writing
Apart from offering help and support to teachers working with young people growing up in poverty, our new book The Working Class seeks to replace the 'truths' being told with some of our own.
A challenging and profound read from our Professor Paul Clarke on perception, scientific understanding and how Edgar Allan Poe might have stumbled across the Big Bang Theory
The Only Fresh Air Is Outside in the Yard
When Associate and university-based teacher trainer Martin Illingworth offered to contribute to our forthcoming book The Working Class, it sowed the seed for something more than simply the written word.
Swan Upping, Children Downing?
In the summer holidays, schools are brilliant places to work. Dave Whitaker talks about why he loves summer - but why not all his students feel the same way, and what swans have to do with it.
Children in Poverty
On Saturday 19th March we held one of our mind-blowing Thinking Saturdays, this time looking at poverty, education and what the latter’s impact is on children and young people experiencing the former.
Rescued from Nightmare
IN 2015 Debbie Kidd, Jane Hewitt and Bethan Stracy-Burbridge went out to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with the World Wide Education Project, funded by our Big i Foundation. There they met Nancy. This is her story.
We Might Be Down But We Are Never Out
This is the text of a talk given by Chris Kilkenny in a 'Creative Conversation' with Independent Thinking Associate David Cameron in Scotland earlier this year.
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