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Poet turns the tables on stifling school exams

by Bethan Turner
Issue No. 2352

Suli Breaks’ videos We Will Not Let Exam Results Decide Our Fate, and, Why I Hate School But Love Education, are definitely worth a listen for anyone nearing exams. 

He talks about how students are pushed through a curriculum that stifles creativity. 

And about how the curriculum designed to get them through exams pigeonholes them into “successes” and “failures”.  

This makes the poetry very easy to relate to. 

There is also the use of simple things most students would recognise—revision fuelled by cans of Red Bull, or constantly asking your parents or teachers, “What is the point of this?” 

The best part is the end of We Will Not Let Exam Results Decide Our Fate. There the overriding message is that we won’t be defined by letters on piece of paper, and that it’s the system that’s wrong, not us.

University of Suli Breaks, Suli Breaks,

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Tue 7 May 2013, 18:58 BST
Issue No. 2352
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