The Journey Blog

 

I have always been inspired by the view from my childhood bedroom window. At this time of year, I can see the rolling Slad Valley in a sea of every shade of green imaginable. Every time I return to this view I am amazed by the vitality and life within. The beauty of nature and the desire to protect it inspires me most to tackle climate change.

 

Our Journey summer school has been shortlisted amongst applications from over 1040 innovative Education formats competing for the title of the best in educational innovation across the globe, making it into the top 5 in the 'presence learning' category. Two members of the Education Team – Solveig Zophoniasdottir and Maria Peeva – attended the Reimagine Conference in Philidelphia on 4th and 5th of December 2017, where they met with fellow educators from Europe, Asia, North America, South Africa and Australia: "We presented the Journey on Monday afternoon in the category Presence learning and received positive feedback and interest in the programme.

 

Concentration. Purification. Iteration.

The 4th week has paced on and is nearly over. We are showered with the challenge of synthesising 3 weeks’ worth of work into 1 minute pitch. 3-minute pitch. 3 rounds of pitches… Delivering a first draft of the business plan and receiving never ending rivers of feedback. From our peers, from the coaches, from experts and, most importantly, from ourselves.