The Road School (CIC) Ltd

The Road School will become a community interest company (CIC) in March 2020. The Road School (CIC) Ltd will be based in Devon (UK) and the wider South West of England region, offering services across three main areas:

Young people, families and communities

  • Learning resources, school support, information, advice and guidance (SAIG), cultural community education programmes and events;

Teachers, researchers and practitioners

  • Mentoring, teaching resources, training and professional development;

Schools, universities and education organisations

  • Strategic research and policy design, educational consultancy (inclusion and equality), cultural curriculum development;

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For further information, please contact Malcolm Richards via email on  theroadschool@gmail.com.

PROJECT: The Culture Yard

Want to learn about histories, traditions and reportoires from local ‘black’ communities, and how they are direct connected to the global diaspora?

The Culture Yard is a community education project which uses creative and innovative community learning to promote histories and traditions and repertoire of our ‘black’ communities in the South West of England.

In 2020 we will be delivering sessions on the following dates:

Coming soon.

Session plan:

Coming soon.

Cost: £5 per person (maximum 12 per session).

Tickets available here: (coming soon)

Email theroadschool@gmail.com for more information and availability during 2020.

PROJECT: The Road School Books

Running a book fair, book market, literary festival or a community event?

The Road School Books is a pop-up book stall based in the South West of England, selling a carefully curated selection of second hand books and accessories representing diverse global communities.

In 2019, we sold books, read stories or shared cultural literary knowledge at community events across the South West of England including:

  • Crediton Diversity Festival, Devon,
  • Barnstaple Diversity Festival, Devon,
  • Into The Mix – Torquay, Devon

Email theroadschool@gmail.com for more information and availability during 2020.

PROJECT: Rebel Music Time Machine

Running a festival with young people aged 13 – 17 years old attending? 

Rebel Music Time Machine explores how movements like punk, reggae, house or grime unify people and have created social and political change from the 1950s into to the future!

jim8track (Camp Bestival, 8track) provides the tracks that timeline popular music, while educator and activist Malcolm Richards speeds through the social and cultural impacts on us over the decades. 

Our student-led sessions involve debate and discussion, and sometimes even our legendary impromptu jam sessions.

In 2019, we delivered creative and cultural music education at festivals, fiestas or village fetes including:

  • Crediton Diversity Festival, Devon,
  • Tropical Pressure, Cornwall,
  • Campo Sancho, Hertfordshire.

Email theroadschool@gmail.com for more information and availability during 2020.