This state school in England teaches kids how to shoot, clean and prepare pigeons, and live in the outdoors. Would you send your child to a school that does something similar?
We know what you’re thinking, and no, Bear Grylls isn’t the head instructor. The man in charge is Mike Fairclough, or as his students refer to him, “the best headteacher there is.”
Along with traditional learning methods, this school in Eastbourne teaches kids about the outdoors, such as starting fires, fishing, basic gun safety, and using a knife to clean game animals.
“The most dangerous thing you can do to a child is not expose them to an element of risk and danger,” Mr. Fairclough said. “We’re about giving children real experiences, giving them a lust for life, and giving them a passion for life as well.”
While some folks are likely to condemn such lessons and teaching methods, West Rise Junior gets the best exam scores in the area and won the 2015 T.E.S. Primary School of the Year. Pretty hard to argue with that!