Classrooms worldwide

This ongoing series began in schools in North East England in 2004 and was extended to schools throughout the UK the following year. Since 2005 the archive has grown to include schools from North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

 

“….the power of the images is in their direct connection to the viewer. We remember our own schooldays and wonder what happened to our own classmates. By presenting different pupils, different schools, different year groups, Germain asks questions about contemporary educational practices and social divisions. Already we can imagine the life trajectories of some of these young people. Here are faces full of hope and promise. Here also, is the silent threat of failure. Aspiration competes with apathy…..”

Tom Shakespeare. Archive Magazine, October 2005

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England, Seaham, Reception and Year 1, Structured Play

England, Seaham, Reception and Year 1, Structured Play

Holland, Drouwenermond, Primary Year 5, 6, 7 & 8, History

Holland, Drouwenermond, Primary Year 5, 6, 7 & 8, History

Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarden, Activities

Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarden, Activities

Yemen, Manakha, Primary Year 2, Science Revision

Yemen, Manakha, Primary Year 2, Science Revision

Yemen, Sanaa, Secondary Year 2, English

Yemen, Sanaa, Secondary Year 2, English

Qatar, Grade 8, English

Qatar, Grade 8, English

Brazil, Cipó, Series 4, Geography

Brazil, Cipó, Series 4, Geography

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Grade 4, Natural Science

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Grade 4, Natural Science

Peru, Cusco, Primary Grade 4, Mathematics

Peru, Cusco, Primary Grade 4, Mathematics

USA, St Louis, Grade 10, Science

USA, St Louis, Grade 10, Science

Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies

Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies

Tokyo, Japan, Grade 5, Classical Japanese

Tokyo, Japan, Grade 5, Classical Japanese

Taiwan, Ruei Fang Township, Kindergarten, Art

Taiwan, Ruei Fang Township, Kindergarten, Art

Cuba, Havana, Playa, Year 9

Cuba, Havana, Playa, Year 9, national television screening of film ‘Can Gamba’

(about Cuban participation in Angolan Revolution)

Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English

Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English

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Holland, Drouwenermond, Primary Year 5, 6, 7 & 8, History