70 PINS members we brought together and invited to take some time to pause and refresh. Posing the broad questions of What is the purpose of education? What is school for? Inspirational speakers at the event included Bob Holman, Marc Lambert and John Carnochan. We heard from young people through the drama presentation from Kibble Theatre Company, for those considering how to use the piece contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We also watched the BAFTA award nominated film Joose by Tom Duncan that can be viewed on YouTube HERE
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Two of our speakers have recently published essays in the Sunday Herald which pick up on many of the themes of the Pause: Refresh event.
In his article ‘War babies’ Bob Holman explores his early educational experiences, more HERE
In his article ‘Writing Wrongs’ Marc Lambert explores the importance and meaning of reading and writing, reminding us that research has shown that in Scotland, socio-economic status is a more major determinant of attainment than in other countries. More HERE
The Pause:Refresh event was brought to you in partnership with Kibble and Barnardo’s Scotland.