Year 1 students recently visited a very unusual school to stimulate their thoughts about the purpose of education.  The Maharishi Free School in Skelmersdale was formerly an independent school before transferring into the state sector to become a free school.

Maharishi Free School

The school has a very distinctive educational philosophy – developed out of the teachings of the Maharishi Yogi – and centered upon the childrens’ fulfillment.  The headteacher, Derek Cassells spoke about how their educational philosophy enabled children to achieve balance in their lives, which allowed them to then go on and be successful.