Welcome to the Surprise Zones – start here…

Surprise Zones are literal, metaphorical and temporal spaces which arise through the mining, merging and melding of various engagement and participation principles:

Relaxed working relationships
Informal learning structures
Encouragement of innovation and risk taking
Participant centred and directed
Suspension of disbelief
Welcoming complex results

Surprise Zones offer spaces of amplification where progression and achievement can be accelerated.  They catalyse surprise: of young people in their own potential and capabilities; and of peers, adults and the wider world in their expectations and perceptions of what those young people can say, do and achieve.

Surprise Zones offer spaces and possibilities for magic and miracles.

Find out how Surprise Zones emerge from the transformation of space and time by clicking here:


The Surprise Zones
© Aspire Trust 2010

Author: drnicko

Awarded an MBE for services to arts-based businesses, I am passionate about generating inspiring, socially engaging, creative practice within educational contexts both nationally and internationally.

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