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We are excited to open on Tuesdays for the senior (11-15 years old) group. Like other days, the day will be composed of 3 main lessons (description below), our morning routine, a one-hour lunch break in the middle and a quick clean up and the end of the day.

Our Tuesday Classes

English Learning Hacks - learning how to learn.

Whether you are learning for GCSE’s or your own pleasure, there are certain skills that are useful to master. In this lesson you will learn and practice some core skills, such as summarizing, researching, breaking down your learning to manageable tasks and how to prepare for exams.

The focus will be on language skills – how do read and understand different texts, find the information you want and how to write different kind of texts. Each student will eventually decide on a learning project they are personally interested in and use these “learning hacks” to progress their own work.

Wellbeing and emotional growth – knowing oneself with Nimrod.

Following the questions: “Where do I come from?” “Who am I?” “Where do I want to go?” and “What does it mean to be ‘well’?” We will bravely continue the journey of exploring ourself and our relationships with others. During the year, we will gradually create a “passport to adulthood” – marking our individual thoughts, progress and goals.

Some of the themes we will look at are: my identity, friendships, role models, my strengths, dealing with conflicts, challenges, fears and ambitions.

The students will also be asked themselves what are the emotional and practical areas that they would want to grow in, and this will be added to the lesson’s content.

We will do our best to make this lesson a space in which we feel comfortable, non-judgmental and emotionally brave.

How to save the world? Applied Philosophy with Nimrod

The students will choose issues they deeply care about. We then study in the steps. First, we start from its philosophical core, asking the deep and complicated questions. Secondly, we will look at the current reality – how this issue affects us today and meet people who are facing it. Lastly, we will think what do we want to do about it? We will then come up with an action plan – and carry it through!

The topics and actions will be decided by the students, but to help imagine what it will look like, here are two potential examples:

Topic: Beauty Standards

  • Philosophy – What is beauty? The philosophy of aesthetics.
  • Reality – How beauty standers affect us, how, why and by who are they pushed? Meeting with body-positivity activists.
  • Action – Creating our own body-positive photos.

Topic: Refugees

  • Philosophy – What is a home? Who should one care for? Why do people have rights?
  • Reality – Who are the refugees coming into the UK and why? What is the policy towards them? Meeting with refugees and activists from the Calderdale Valley Sanctuary
  • Action – Creating an event to join UK Refugee Week.

Taster Session

We’re holding a  taster day on  Tuesday 28th September 9:35am to 3:30pm.  Please sign up using the form below. 

If you are new to us the cost is £65 which is our try out fee.