Broadcasting House - 02/08/2009

How should children spend the long summer holidays, in academic summer schools or playing out, Swallows and Amazons-style? Matt Wells reports from New York on the Knowledge is Power Programme (KIPP), where children work very long hours, study through the summer and get lots of homework. In the studio is Zoe Readhead, who runs the famous Summerhill School in Suffolk, where hot-housing is not the name of the game. Joining the discussion are Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College, and the Conservatives' education spokesman Michael Gove. Tony Doherty, who lost his father on Bloody Sunday, offers his advice to Beverley Clarke, whose son died in Iraq. Can she expect peace of mind from a public inquiry? Also a world premiere - we hear two recently-discovered pieces of music by Mozart from Salzburg, the Piano Concerto in G Molto Allegro and the Prelude in G Major, the first of which is thought to have been written by Mozart when he was under 10 years old. The Sunday newspapers are reviewed by Dr Kim Howells, MP for Pontypridd and Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee, Aggie Mackenzie, author of Ask Aggie and presenter of How Clean is your House? and Nick Weston, author of books on survival bushcraft and who is living in a treehouse in the woods in Kent for six months.


  • 2009-08-02 09:00:00 - 2009-08-02 10:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,