A glimpse into the
future of learning
Our Building Schools for the Future plan is moving ahead.
So what could an average day look like for Chloe, a fictitious
pupil in 2015, at one of the transformed secondary schools?
8:30 am I‘m automatically logged into school when I 10:00 am PE, my favourite lesson! Each ball I serve in
walk into the building – my parents can check online tennis is video-recorded from different angles. The
that I’m safely in school. teacher and I look at the footage, see how my technique
is improving and agree what I need to do to make it
8:40 am I log into the learning platform on my laptop
and check my timetable for the day. I meet my friend
Louise who’s been working in a tutorial support space 11:15 am English. First part of the lesson is a lecture in a
getting some online help with her algebra. cool theatre-style space – it’s really airy and big windows
let in a lot of light, making it easy to concentrate. After
9:00 am Drama – a final run-through for next week’s
a while, we break into smaller spaces and work on
performance of Oliver. The giant interactive wall at
the back of the auditorium allows us to flick back
to Victorian times at the touch of a button, with tall
smoky London looming above us as we perform on
stage. It’s going to be quite a spectacular when we
perform to more than 300 people.
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12:30 pm Lunch. Head over to the bistro for lunch and
catch up with Jack who’s just arrived at school after It is open to those who may
working at a local company this morning as part of his not have formal qualifications
business apprenticeship. Jack and I agree – school is a but whose work experience
much more inspiring place to be now. We feel much safer will have prepared them
and haven’t heard about any bullying or intimidation to succeed.
since we’ve moved into the new buildings. We were all
involved in the design of the new school. The architects
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1:00 pm I travel to a neighbouring school where I’m
studying for my hospitality diploma. I come here every
week and feel completely at home – it’s great being
able to work in a zone specially designed to help me
learn about catering and hospitality in the real world. Somebodyelse’schild
The café, part of this zone, will be open to the public
next week and we work on making starters for the menu.
4:30 pm At home and tackling my science homework. We all have a duty to help protect
I chat to my science tutor via webcam for help and children and young people, especially
upload 300 words onto the learning platform on my if they are in the care of someone who
ideas to improve energy efficiency in my house. isn’t their parent or close relative.
6:00 pm Dad and I check out the learning platform and You can help by reporting any such arrangements
talk about my maths test results, the menu for the café you know about to the council.
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