I'm the art teacher at Summerhill, possibly the best job in the world! The Summerhill seed was planted in my mind when I first read some of Neill's work as a teenager (a teenager who hated school) and to me it sounded just wonderful. The initial Summerhill seed has stated to grow as I took up the position of art teacher two years ago - and its been brilliant! Prior to Summerhill I was an artist and curator, I studied BA Art and Philosophy and MA Curating Contemporary Art and worked on projects around the UK. I then began teaching, initially in a state school, then a Waldorf school and now a democratic school.


Summerhill self-portrait bunting

I’m creating some celebratory centenary bunting. I’m inviting Summerhill kids past and present to draw a self- portrait on a piece of fabric, when I’ve collected 100ish portraits I’ll create some bunting to be displayed around the school in our 100th year.

Suzu’s and Alex’s Summerhill Podcasts

United Kingdom

To celebrate Summerhill’s centenary we’re creating 100 podcasts about people’s experiences of Summerhill. We’ve been interviewing past and present students […]