The power of play

Joy is a deep feeling, which gives you that long-lasting buzz because it feels important,” says Ollie Bray. Through joyful, project-based learning, Bray has transformed a secondary school in the Scottish Highlands from being in need of improvement, with below-average pupil attainment, to a playful place where the pupils’ mastery of technology and problem solving attracts visitors from around the world, including tech powerhouses such as Google and Intel. This idea really sings to the Cypher philosophy of curiosity and creativity - encouraging kids to explore, engage and collaborate.

Oh, and by the way, Ollie Bray now travels the world as Director / Initiative Lead: Connecting Play & Education at a Cypher favourite, The LEGO Foundation!

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Elizabeth Tweedale