Another Brick in the Wall

“We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave us kids alone
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.”

These lyrics from Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” offer a scary, totalitarian view of school and of the educational process.

Turning the song on its head we invite all members of The British School’s community to contribute their own “Brick in the Wall” – in this case the “bricks” will be articles, images, videos, links, almost anything of educational content interest The aim being to create a space for considering all aspects of where education is, and where it is going. “Bricks” can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration. All submissions are considered for appropriateness and suitability of content and then retained in a data bank for possible future publication.


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