Inside Glasgow’s ‘innovation school’

A new ‘innovation school’ in Scotland – the first of its type in Europe – prioritises creativity and project-based learning over more traditional approaches. Critics fear a lack of structure and teacher guidance could be harmful, but supporters say it points the way forward for education. Henry Hepburn pays a visit to find out more

The Eureka school

Lewis and Bill bonded over the exultant joy that some derive from golf. That heady pleasure of striking a little white ball and seeing it sail over sandy traps and knotted copses, then bounding over a perfectly manicured island of grass towards a beckoning flag.

The problem was, Bill couldn’t golf any more. He was a resident in a care home in Glasgow and now uses a wheelchair to get around; golf is a fond memory rather than a current passion.

Lewis, however, was an S1 pupil with ideas – he wanted to see if he could do something to help.

Last year, residents at the care home were visited by ...

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