The re-developed undercover East Infant School playground provides intentional, provocative and inviting learning spaces. These include a model-making area and testing ramp, a construction zone, a creative reuse centre (‘The Remakery’), a large role-play area, and a ‘Pop-up Playground’.
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Ben hails from London and joined UWCSEA in August 2011 when the East Campus first opened.
Ben feels very proud to be the Infant School Vice Principal for K1, K2 and Grade 1. He spent four years in K2 as Head of Grade before moving to Grade 1, again as Head of Grade, for a further two years. Prior to working at UWCSEA, Ben held a number of leadership positions at various schools across the globe, from Eastern Europe to Borneo, the Far East and back home in the UK.
Ben is a strong believer in an Early Years education that promotes, celebrates and values the unlimited potential in every child, where a child is seen as a strong, capable protagonist in his or her own learning. Ben advocates the importance of relationships and the power of a shared dialogue between students, parents and teachers in the success of any school. He feels extremely privileged to be part of such a talented, dedicated, collaborative and passionate learning community.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Education from Durham University in the UK. He has considerable experience in innovative and creative initiatives in Early Years education and is an experienced proponent of the Reggio Emilia Approach.
A published author, Ben remains an avid reader and writer. He has a hugely eclectic music collection and is a keen sportsman, even though his body is becoming more and more reluctant to cooperate!
His wife, Heloise, is a Designer and they have four children, Lyra, Rocco, Otis and Milo. Together, they enjoy the cinema, getting lost in new places and endless horizons.