Where the Learning School began is not easy to pinpoint because it grew out of existing networks and there was no obvious beginning. Most of those who joined had been involved with the global classroom, had attended conferences or been involved in international exchanges and visits. They had the taste for international education and wanted more. Our own involvement with the Learning School began in Nara, Japan, in June 2000 at a Global Classroom Conference where, having been presented with the finding of Learning School 1 we enlisted, with enthusiasm, as co-ordinators of Learning School 2. This is not always how it begins but each year builds on the momentum of the last and by the time Learning School 3 came about, there was no shortage of volunteers.