Sunday, February 05, 2017

ITV: A new approach to learning - with no shoes

ITV: A new approach to learning - with no shoes

It's a new approach to teaching that may sound eccentric - but some believe making children take their shoes off at school is making a real difference to their learning

The concept is on the rise around the world.

Supporters say it makes classrooms quieter and calmer and pupils more relaxed and willing to work.

Christine Alsford has been to Lanesend Primary at Cowes on the Isle of Wight where they are hailing their 'shoes off' policy a success.

This is an old story, but it has a nice video of a British shoe-free school in action. I like the fact the no exceptions approach, with teachers and visitors removing their shoes as well as the pupils.


Mark said...

Our school was shoe free in the late 1960s. Its nothing new. And if you check around you will find many other schools were like ours.
We changed from shoes to plimsolls in the cloakroom.There wasn't any big fuss or newspaper stories, we just got on with it. Most kids will have been used to taking their shoes off at home anyway, so this wasn't anything new for us.

Matthew Celestine said...

The thing is, those plimsolls could be quite tight fitting and might not have always provided the benefit of comfort.