Press and web coverage
For a real free school look to postwar Peckham.
Guardian Comment, Tuesday 30th October 2011. Emily Charkin discusses the school that was set up within the Pioneer Health Centre and considers its relevance to ongoing discussions in the UK about free schools. Read the article here.
The Peckham Experiment at the Incredible Edible Todmorden Conference.
In October 2010, Incredible Edible Todmorden held a conference in Peckham to bring together all those interested in local food growing and community action. Lisa Curtice, PHF Trustee, gave a short presentation about the Peckham Experiment. Read the conference report on the Incredible Edible Todmorden website here.
Memo to all parties: social enterprise remains your ally.
Respublica. 8th May 2010. Gina Lovett reports on the outcomes of a PHF-hosted seminar in Peckham, where attendees widely agreed that the time is right to look again at the principles of the Peckham Experiment. Available on the Respublica website.
Ministers seeking inspiration should talk to Pam about prewar Peckham.
Guardian Comment, 31 October 2007. In this article, Jonathan Freedland suggests that Ministers should not only look abroad for ideas about helping neighbourhood organisations, they ‘might also do well to look behind to one aspect of Britain's progressive past.’ He is, of course, referring to the Peckham Experiment. Read the full article on the Guardian website here.