For John, rock music is just another school subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin! For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is the book. For nearly half a century these two inspirational teachers have shaped thousands of minds at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland, housed in an 18th-century estate. Presented at Sundance in 2017, this documentary follows a year in the teachers’ lives, observing their collaborative and often hilarious ways of capturing pupils’ imaginations, as well as their contemplation of the hardest lesson to come – retirement.
Watch the trailer below: