Apr 28, 2012
Burgess Hill School (or “The Beat School”) of Hertfordshire, England was founded in the 50′s as an educational experiment. Students were allowed to do what they wanted with very limited restrictions.
You’ll see from this clip that they used this freedom for typical “rebellious” behaviors like smoking and dancing, but they also ventured into more socially marginal experiences such as some pretty awesome rope-swinging and polka-dot painting, too (gasp, I know!)…
What did kids actually learn? Don’t worry — “No more than [they] would in an ordinary school.”
(via Dangerous Minds)
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