3 Sep '14

News School trip: teacher parents take kids for year of learning on the road

Amy and Ella Meek will travel 20,000 miles around Britain to study the country after parents Tim and Kerry sell their houseWhile most school-age children will this week be back at their desks, staring out of the window and perhaps pining for the summer holidays, Amy and Ella Meek are starting an adventure. The sisters, aged 11 and nine respectively, are embarking on a year-long "road school" a 20,000 mile road trip around the British Isles with their teacher parents, Tim and Kerry.Fed up with what they say is an education system that teaches for tests rather than for the joy of learning, the couple from Nottinghamshire have sold their house to fund a year-long learning trip for their two daughters that will take in Stonehenge, the Isles of Scilly and the salmon rivers of Scotland. Continue reading...

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