Diana de Horna
I read "Summerhill" shortly after my daughter was born, eight years ago. Neill's truth and his passion were eye-opening, and I still remember the impact some of his words had on me, both emotionally and intellectually. They moved me to rethink my own childhood and to embark on a journey which continues to this day. Since then, my partner and I have been able to travel around many countries with our daughter in order to visit other democratic schools; to publish Peter Grays' "Free to Learn" in Spanish; to produce a documentary film (featuring Summerhill of course, among other schools) which will be ready this year... and we are now on our way to creating a democratic school in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) which will launch in 2020, just on time for the Centenary celebrations. I couldn't thank A.S. Neill enough for how his work has changed my life. Congratulations, Neill, congratulations Summerhill! And may your dream and your passion live on.