Endeavour High School, in Hull, England, was once a failing school in the third most impoverished ward in the United Kingdom but has undergone enormous changes since implementing restorative practices. In this video, Endeavour’s students, who hail from 32 different countries, and its staff, talk about how restorative practices has made their school a place where respect and safety are the norm.
Hull, UK, led by the Hull Centre for Restorative Practices and the International Institute for Restorative Practices, is endeavoring to become a “restorative city,” where everyone who works with children and youth will employ restorative practices.
“Restorative practices has solved lots of problems. There’s no bullying anymore because things get sorted out between kids.”
—Christopher Straker, head teacher (principal), Endeavour High School
“When I’m at school I feel like I’m part of a community.”
—Student, Endeavour High School