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What should teachers take from the Fringe? The show must go on

Shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe bring the themes and challenges of education into focus, writes Henry Hepburn

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What is there to learn about education in a day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe? Plenty, if you go to see Scottish rapper Darren McGarvey – AKA Loki – even though he doesn’t mention his time at school explicitly. At least, he didn’t when I saw him perform. McGarvey (pictured), grew up in Pollok in Glasgow in the 1980s and 90s, and his views on poverty have been widely sought for years now. But interest rocketed in June after his searing performance on BBC One’s Question Time, as well as when Poverty Safari, his bestselling memoir and polemic, won the Orwell book prize.

Through rap, poetry and ...

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