Gareth Malone

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Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School for Boys

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Producer Dollan Cannell Starring
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    Production Company Twenty Twenty Television
    Broadcaster BBC2
    For Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School for Boys, Gareth embarked on a new mission: to re-engage boys who don't like school and who like the majority of their sex across the country, are lagging behind their female peers.

    Gareth became a teacher for the summer term at Pear Tree Mead primary school in Harlow, Essex, bringing risk, competition and adventure back to the classroom in a bid to get young boys excited about and engaged in learning.
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    Risk is not just a gimmick to make school seem more fun. It is vitally important. You say to a child: “You are going to climb to the highest branch of a tree with a helmet and harness,” and they look and gulp. When they get to the top they feel a powerful sense of achievement that they have overcome their fear. Gareth Malone
    Daily Telegraph

    Malone points to the lack of male primary teachers, the risk-averse culture, the "slightly toxic" environment created by the pressure of assessment, and the lack of time teachers have for activities outside the curriculum. Celia Dodd
    Radio Times

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