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Tuesday, August 25 • TBA
Outward-Facing Schools: More Important Than Ever?

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Obie Matin is an English teacher and British Council e-Twinning Ambassador at St Martin in-the-Fields High School for Girls in Brixton, London.

In this exclusive interview, Obie shares the fascinating history of one of the oldest and most unique girls schools in Britain - St Martin in-the-Fields High School for Girls, Tulse Hill, Brixton. She goes on to discuss the demographics of the area of Brixton, and how the proud legacy of the school is enhanced by its cultural, historical and international connections. THE IMPACT OF THE


From its origins in 1699 as a school 'for the poor' originally based in Charing Cross, to the impact of the arrival of the British Empire Windrush - the troopship which transported invited Caribbean migrants to the UK to support the post-war rebuilding effort.

With such a stark difference between this inner-city London school and other areas of London (and the rest of the country), the interview leads to discussions around the importance of, and ideas for developing relational understanding of local and countrywide cultures as a contrast and enhancement to international connections. Obie is also a British Council e-Twinning Ambassador, and our thanks go to the British Council for their support in developing this series of insights.

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Obie Matin

Ambassador, British Council & English Teacher in Brixton
Obie has been a teacher for over a decade in a secondary school in Brixton, South London where she is Deputy Head of English. Her specialism is in Key Stage 5 and girls education from diverse backgrounds.  Her thesis from Warwick University explored social mobility of young BAME... Read More →

Tuesday August 25, 2020 TBA
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