Students and teachers from all over the world will be in York this Saturday (10 June) for a special education conference.
Held at Bootham School, the Quaker Education Conference will look at ‘How can education create a better world’.
Delegates have travelled from all over the UK, as well as India, the US and Palestine to take part.
The conference is part of Bootham School’s 200-year anniversary celebrations and follows a successful online programme earlier this year.
Organiser and deputy head Martyn Beer said: “The conference will encourage participation across the world and age range, whilst giving our young people, in particular, the opportunity to lead on the questions that will shape their futures.
“We believe everyone has something to contribute and we can all learn from the experience of others.”
Speakers include body image and mental health campaigner Natasha Devon, Ruth Ibegbuna, Founder of RECLAIM, Ben Rich, chief executive at think tank Radix, Gambian educator Alagi Bojang, climate and social justice activist Phoebe Hanson and Sam Freedman from the Institute of Government.
A website has been set up to share ideas on how education can create a better world. Contributions are welcome from everyone.
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