Hazelwood School in Surrey, England, is an independent co-educational preparatory school that is proud of its one hundred plus years of tradition and educational excellence; yet the school motto, spiritu inspiratus – which translates as ‘lungfuls of inspiration’ – is indicative equally of the school’s dedication to seek out and embrace champion the latest methods of learning and teaching.
In September 2018 Hazelwood opened THE B.O.X., an innovative, creative and agile learning space that fuses children’s innate ability to be creative with new and exciting technological advances that enhance their digital literacy.
“The space has no rules regarding how to teach or how to learn. The environment is agile and promotes creativity, flexibility and collaborative. There is no teacher's desk, no front or back of the classroom, no fixed furniture; it heralds a new way of teaching and learning which will be endless and full of investigative possibility for all of our students, from Early Years to Year 8,” says Russell Shepherd, Deputy Head, Hazelwood School.