Expression AIS offers a unique and alternative small scale form of education where there is no pressure or force to be something or go at the same pace as anyone else. Each child is nurtured individually and due to the small size of the groups can really benefit from being with other children in a group environment while not being over loaded. The School was started in October 2016 as a response to the need for an alternative approach to education in Portugal. With Home education being registered and regulated, and exams and testing being the priority of the mainstream system here, we felt that a genuine alternative was needed to allow children to be able to learn and grow free of this pressure. Attending the School gives children the chance to learn about new subjects, topics and concepts in a fun, imaginative, and hands on way. We believe giving children the space to learn about themselves as much as academic facts is important and strive to allow them to express themselves as individuals in their own right.