Now we can all imagine life without school

In September, the project restarted and will now run until June next year. Lots of things will be different from how we planned them,…

Project coordinator Joe Peacock

Back to work

Earlier this year we had to take a very difficult decision to pause this project. Nobody expected a year ago that a pandemic would…

The Mayfield History Champions

We are a group of students at Mayfield School working with CASBA, looking at the history of our school. To help us with our…

Josh Welford

Josh writes about his experiences on the project

My name is Josh Andrew Welford. I am aged 16 and I have been at Victoria School since May 2006. I have been on…

Jennifer’s reflections

Reflecting on the last 4 months of being involved with the Education is Special project, it seems to have flown by and I am…

Blog post by Hassanain from Mayfield School

First, I met Joe Peacock, he works for a charity called CASBA, this charity helps people who have special needs. This project is designed…

students from Fox Hollies School

Seeking Special School Pupils from the Seventies

We need some help, because we are looking to record the stories of people who attended special schools in Birmingham in the 1970s. As…

students from Fox Hollies school

Fox Hollies Students talk about the project

Today, we spoke to Luci and Reece from our Fox Hollies group about the project so far and how they’ve found it: Luci: “I…

An archive photo of kids on a climbing frame

Reflections on the first term of Education is Special

The last few months have been a real voyage of discovery for everyone involved in the Education is Special project. At the end of…