Screens, Structure and Self-directed Learning

Screens, Structure and Self-directed Learning

A couple of years ago, (it feels like about a decade more than that!) a number of students were complaining of boredom, too many people being on screens, and feeling a lack of direction. The flexibility that comes with being a democratic school allowed us to be...
Learning in a Time of Coronavirus

Learning in a Time of Coronavirus

Renewing a Sense of Ownership So here we are, after the decision to go with another three weeks of school closures, at least. It’s a sensible option – why take unnecessary chances now that we have the light of a vaccine at the end of the tunnel? This week, I’ve seen...
Looking Back On Lockdown

Looking Back On Lockdown

Who would have thought that when we went off for winter break, it would be spring before we’d be back together again? While we all would have preferred to be together in school, the school community made the best of our time apart. We realise it’s hard to know what...
Re-energizing and Reinvigorating

Re-energizing and Reinvigorating

While the rest of the country has been slowly reopening over the summer, Wicklow Democratic School has been preparing to reopen the doors to its community on September 6th. Staff members, parents and teachers have been working hard to rethink the space to best serve...
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