‘Teachers at other schools think we’re bonkers’

From sending toy dogs into space to market trading and pizza making – how the Tes creative school of the year is putting fun back into learning

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It’s one of the busiest days of the year at Morecambe Bay Community Primary School, and there’s hardly a worksheet in sight.

Instead, all around the halls of the £5 million-refurbished school you’re confronted by children in the role of newspaper sellers hawking the school paper, market traders selling fresh produce, uniformed waiters, haberdashers, bankers, architects, beauticians, bakers and pizza makers – to name just a few.

That’s because it’s the World of Work week at Morecambe Bay, the winner of the creative school of the year prize at this year’s Tes Schools Awards. This is one of ...

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