Luke Banner

Outdoor Learning Consultant

I joined Pentagon in September 2017 as an Outdoor Learning Consultant, having spent the previous 5 years working with Primary Schools across Essex and Suffolk for a sports coaching company. During this time, I also graduated from Essex University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Management of Sport.

 

I'm passionate about getting people up, about and physically active and supporting schools to develop education beyond the classroom has been at the heart of my career to date. My new role at Pentagon enables me to combine this passion with my keen eye for detail and love for design and creativity to develop the very best learning environments for our next generation.

 

The number one (and my favourite!) TED talk of all time, delivered by education and creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson describes how a young girl, Gillian Lynne, was brandished a disruptive child at school because she couldn't sit still and her attention span was awful - her parents were informed and she was ordered to visit the doctor! Dame Gillian Lynne is the world famous choreographer of musicals including Phantom of the Opera and Cats and is today recognised as Broadway royalty. She wasn't a bad child, she was just born to dance! It always makes me wonder, how many children out there need education beyond the four walls of their classroom to experience success and fulfil their potential!?

 

Away from work, I am of course a massive football fan! When I'm not playing, I spend my time either watching, coaching or managing the beautiful game.

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