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Sunday Basics: Age Divisions

Age Divisions Summerhill is a boarding school.  There are two different types of age division in the school: one is academic; the other is related to the boarding accommodation.  In this post I want to describe these divisions and discuss whether they have any validity outside Summerhill. There are four academic divisions: Class 1, Class…

Get Those Lazy Kids to Clean Up After Themselves… Ahem.

Do you think young people should be involved in cooking and cleaning? Do you think they should be included in all of the activities in a household or a school? Is Summerhill different from other schools just because it is a democratic school and does that imply that children should be more involved with the day-to-day maintenance of the place? How do you prepare young people for adulthood?