Education for Agency: the Key to Creating Opportunities and Building Resilience

27 June, 2019

Co-founder Polly Akhurst wrote a piece for WISE: World Innovation Summit for Education on how agency develops the resilience and creates opportunities for displaced youth. "At Sky School we put the (re)development of agency at the heart of our learning model. Our learners are able to develop their own thinking and put their thoughts into action in a way that they choose to"

Read the full article on WISE’s website here.


Sky School feature in International School Magazine

Spring edition, 2019

“Against an increasingly uncertain geopolitical landscape, and the rise of populism, the importance of international education that transcends national boundaries and focuses more on what which brings us together has never been so important”. Sky School’s course leader and Head of Sixth Form at King Edward’s Witley has written an article about Sky School in the International School Magazine.

Read the full article here (p. 27)


Blue sky thinking redesigns refugee education: A case study in social entrepreneurship

RSA - 25 October, 2018

Rich Davies, support Course Leader for Sky School and Head of Sixth Form at King Edward’s Witley has written an article about Sky School for the RSA, describing how the organisation’s use of design thinking has a positive impact on refugee education.

Read the article in full here.

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Collective spirit: Educating refugees - A global crisis

International School Leader Magazine - 4 September, 2018

Sky School co-founder wrote in The International School Leader Magazine about how we are working to build a global high school for refugees, and how schools and educators from all over the world can get involved to support the mission. 

Read the article in full here


The Sky's the Limit

Dunia Magazine / UWCSEA Perspectives - 19 June, 2018

This article talks about how UWCSEA - one of the world's largest and most renowned international schools supports transformational education for refugee youth. 

Learn more in the article which is published on UWCSEA's website here


Creating a Global High School for Refugees

Promising Practices in Refugee Education  - 9 March, 2018

Promising Practices is a joint initiative between Save the Children UK, the UNHCR and Pearson, doing incredible work by sourcing, documenting and promoting initiatives in refugee education. In this blog we discuss the ways that our work overlaps with the recommendations made in the Promising Practices report. Read the full blogpost here.


UWCLearn: The Ideas Are Human Edition

Podcast UWC Learn from UWCSEA - 8 December, 2017

In this podcast, Tricia Friedman from the UWCLearn podcast interviews our Director of Education Stuart MacAlpine, alongside colleagues Melanie and Jabiz. They talk about how UWCSEA brings the UWC mission to life through the lens of Sky School, the Daraja Academy in Kenya and the IB Global Politics course. Listen to the full interview here


Rebuilding secondary education for refugees

Smarter Communities Media - 26 November, 2017

The loss of secondary school education can constitute a huge setback for young refugees but a new initiative is seeking to provide a free online and offline diploma programme. What has been the progress to date and what’s planned? Read the full article here


Sky School interviewed for Austrian national radio

ORF - 15 September, 2017

"We aim to be serving at least 10.000 refugees by 2025" said co-founder of Sky School, Polly Akhurst when she was interviewed by ORF, Austrian national radio on the topic of refugee education. The interview also featured representatives from Jusoor and Human Rights Watch.  The interview can be found here, and begins at 07.10.


60 seconds on Sky School

Education Investor Magazine - 17 May, 2017

"60 seconds on Sky School - Sky School offers blended learning for refugees in Jordan. We spoke to founders Mia Eskelund and Polly Akhurst". Read the full article here. 


Why We Need A Global High School for Refugees

Refugees Deeply - 29 March, 2017

"The founders of Sky School, a new education initiative for refugee youth, explain why secondary students have been neglected among efforts to support refugee education." Read the full article on Refugees Deeply here