Framlingham College has featured in the following press articles:
- Education Technology – Mobile Phones: A Force for Good
An article by Senior Deputy Head, Susan Wessels, was published by Education Technology publication, which provides insight of uses of technology in education settings. The article explained that while it is our own policy to disallow mobile phones in our classrooms, we do recognise the opportunity they provide as learning and creative study aids. Miss Wessels went on to explain that it is important to educate children on using their phones appropriately.
- BBC – Mobile Phones should be banned in schools, Gavin Williamson
Following on from our publication in the Education Technology publication, we were later approached by the BBC for comment on a statement made by Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, about banning mobile phones from schools all together. Miss Wessels again put forward a nuanced argument which made clear that while mobile phones, when used inappropriately, can be destructive, modern schools have a role to play in preparing pupils for life beyond the classroom which will unquestionably involve mobile phones being used frequently.
- Independent School Parent – We’re Back! (Page 17)
A leading publication for parents of pupils at independent schools featured an article last month from Principal, Louise North, explaining the logistics of returning to school following lockdown restrictions. The piece, which made page 17 in the Spring edition of the 100-page publication, talked about the importance of agility and adaptability when dealing with the challenges of an ever-changing education environment.
- The Times – Why buyers are finally looking to move to Suffolk
Earlier in 2021, when Britain was in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, The Times published a piece detailing the trend of people moving from large UK cities out to Suffolk to get fresh air and value for money. The piece mentioned Framlingham College by name, as the excellent independent school that we are, and it also explained how Suffolk is an enviable place to live, pandemic or no pandemic.
- Radio Times – Where to find MacKenzie Crook’s Detectorists in Suffolk
While Framlingham is unquestionably an historic market town, it is perhaps best known as the idyllic setting on MacKenzie Crook’s archealogical comedy drama series, Detectorists, which began airing on BBC 4 in 2014. The series was so widely acclaimed, and the filming locations so universally adored, that the Radio Times ran an article about where to find each of the filming locations featured in the show. The article features special mention of the ‘handsome redbrick façade’ of our Senior College building.
- Suffolk Magazine – Young Entrepreneur article (Page 22)
Suffolk magazine, the premium lifestyle publication from Archant, local to Framlingham College, recently published an article written by Principal Louise North on the rise in entrepreneurship among young people and how schools can equip themselves to promote this quality in their pupils.