The Sunday Times Festival of Education


For the past 6 years, The Sunday Times Festival of Education, has attracted teachers, students and educational professionals from all round the country to the beautiful Wellington College for an action-packed two days. This year was the best year so far, with over 4000 people attending.


At Learning Performance, we were delighted to be one of the sponsors of the event, alongside Samsung, Pearson and Worth-It Projects, to name but a few. We had a brilliant time meeting and listening to so many positive adults, companies and young people, who were all there (some on their days off!) to help students to succeed!

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 16.15.03There were plenty of fun activities to participate in, from learning to dive, to glamping, to climbing walls, to shooting paper rockets. All topped off with an array of influential speakers to listen to, from Ken Robinson, to Piers Morgan, to Tinie Tempah.

Our MD, Carrie Starbuck was invited to speak about how to inspire a love of learning and raising achievement by using creative learning strategies such as, memory techniques. It was truly inspirational to see the impact such simple strategies have on young people.

The Thursday session was packed out, and the feedback fantastic – One lady tweeted she was inspired to become a teacher!


On the Friday, there was a Festival of Education first! Carrie went head to head with her brother, David Starbuck, as their speeches were at the same time, in the same venue. The whole area was filled with people trying to listen to the siblings and you only had to look round to see how much people had gained from the talks.

The highlight of our day was when Nicky Morgan mentioned Learning Performance during her speech, due to the free pen we handed her as she walked into the festival!


Overall, the festival was a huge success and we’d like to say a massive thank you to the Sunday Times for asking us to participate!

We’d also like to say thank you to all the inspiring individuals we got to meet and listen to – We can’t wait for next year!


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