London Festival of Education 2012

Suklaa are proud to be the festival organisers behind last saturday’s London Festival of Education. We worked alongside a team at Times Educational Supplement, Institute of Education and other partners including Keri Facer from Bristol University and Lucy Heller from Ark to deliver a sold out festival which was attended by 1500 people. We were blown away by the quality of the speakers, the performers, artists and workshop leaders. The day exceeded even our expectations, the atmosphere was extremely vibrant and festival goers seemed inspired and excited by the day.

Here’s a general sense of how it was received:





Want more? Search for #LFE2012 on Twitter to see ace blog posts, comments and thoughts. Extremely positive so thank you Tweeps for being so lovely! Of course we know we could always do things better and will be sending out a survey to gather feedback from festival goers and contributors very soon.
We have some clearing up to do; some wine glasses to wash and some graffiti to remove, but then we’re READY FOR OUR NEXT CHALLENGE. So whatever you’ve got, throw it our way.
For now, enormous thanks to our team for LFE2012. Suklaa HQ rise to their (very sore) feet to give a standing ovation to:

Rachel Swinburne: Ex Suklaa core team and now teacher training in Blackfen. Amazing in every way.
Laura Fensom: Team Suklaa’s right hand woman… without whom we’d be a bit rubbish.
Kate Robinson: Stylish, cool and happy to do anything to save the day for Suklaa. Sir Ken and Lady Terry should be very proud
Pippa Barwell: Suklaa’s favourite intern and Claud’s sister. All help with her dialogic teaching thesis gratefully received
Emily Burnett: Suklaa can’t say we work with kids, without working with kids. The coolest 15 year old on the planet

…and all the contributors, volunteer festival makers, TES and IOE staff who made it what it was. Amazing! A big special shout out to Michael Shaw from TES who definitely went the extra mile to make the festival fly. THANK YOU to everyone who came took part in the festival and who have already sent us feedback! It was hard work but so worth it. Until next time…!


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