The idea that we learn by doing is not a new one, as the quotation from Aristotle demonstrates, but the concept still seems to surprise many in education, who are under the misapprehension that teaching is the sole means to children’s educational development. Let us consider our early years, even before school days, when we would play and discover new things from first-hand experience. We would learn from our mistakes and create our own path, and hopefully, this continues through life, as new challenges come before us. Take computers for instance: for many of the over 40s computers have revolutionised our lives in many ways, but we have learnt how to use them for our purposes, by doing, and often on the way falling over, and having to get up again. Such is learning. There is no well-trodden path, and at Chatsworth Schools we recognise that each child will find his or her own route – with guidance and expertise, as and when required.