Entrepreneurial attitude, social skills, understanding the relevance of subjects, actual engagement, and beautiful products are just a few of the benefits that learning through authentic projects lead to. At REAL School learning is organised around projects with clear goals and visible outcomes. Browse around our projects below to better understand what we mean.
What our students say...
“It felt really good to build something that we still use on a daily basis. I love working with tools, my favourite is the hammer. I still want to continue and work on this though, because I would like to build a path to make it easier to get up there in rough weather.”
– András, 11
HOW we teach
teaches more than
what we teach
We structure learning around how the students approach certain materials, and what competencies and skills that material might address. We call these structures Learning Forms. They are flexible, adaptable and embody a diversity of learning styles. No more forced curricula. No more one size fits all.
A time dedicated to building relationships and social-emotional engagement through games, songs, rituals and talking.
Working through maths, building stronger writing skills, discuss latest readings, and get exposed to key concepts of science.
Real life project work for 21st century skills development, following consistent design processes with a real impact.
Learning happens everywhere. So each week we spend a day out in nature or in the city, exploring and getting our hands dirty.
A wholly integrated learning experience giving exposure to what our world has to offer: nature, people and cultures.
Opportunity to continue project work, or join a language class, arts and music courses, game clubs or sports.
We are designing a learning experience that nurtures the best in us. A programme that exposes us to foundational knowledge about our world, develops our entrepreneurial skills and mindset, and also promotes our wellbeing by helping us become kind, balanced and healthy people.
Our programme development is ongoing. We are using some of the best curricula from around the world to build the core elements, such as the National Curriculum for England, the Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability curriculum, and project-based learning processes from the Innovation Unit and Ideo's Design Thinking for Educators.
when a student has voice & choice
To put it simply, student agency gives students voice and choice in how and what they learn. It results in activities that are meaningful and relevant to learners. It is driven by their interests, often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers. As our kids grow and mature, they need less and less scaffolding. They need to take their lives into their own hands.
after school activities
Our after school activities go under the name of REAL Zone, a community space run by the REAL School. It is open for all ages to enjoy afternoon and weekend activities, such as a vegan cooking club, upcycled arts & crafts or circus school.