2000 WISE men and women meet in the East

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in News | No Comments

Deputy Headteacher, at saltash.net, Mr Dan Buckley attended the WISE – ‘World Innovation Summit for Education’ – summit in Qatar during the October half term holiday.  WISE is an annual event that celebrates excellent contributions to education and is attended by delegates from almost every country in the world.

The WISE prize this year went to a new kind of school that started in Colombia in which students do all of their work through Integrated Learning.  Having grown in number there are now 2 million students attending these schools.  Vicky Colbert, the inspiration behind the schools, was fascinated by the work going on at saltash.net, especially our integrated learning course, SECRET skills, breakfast club and student leadership work.

We hope to host some visitors from the conference in the New Year as well as pursue new connections with schools in Uganda, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates.