One of the more unexpected upsides of lockdown is greater levels of engagement among students with political and economic issues. After a topsy-turvy year in which politics has taken centre stage, teachers from the Senior School and the Prep School have noticed a marked increase in pupil engagement with related issues. Scroll down the page to watch Business and Economics Teacher, Elin Egger, speaking about how she’s noticed elevated levels of engagement with current affairs topics among her students.

James Loveridge, Head of Junior Prep, said: “I’m a big believer in using current news topics as part of education. At the start of lockdown we used BBC Newsround a lot to help counter mistruths and reassure students. I found that this year many Prep School children were very engaged by the US election and a number of tutors had the news on for the pupils on that historic election day.”

Watch our video below as Business and Economics Teacher, Elin Egger, talks about how she has seen engagement with her subjects increase and how she feels this trend is here to stay:

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