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A school in north London has gone shoe-free in a bid to make children 'feel more at home' in classes. 伦敦北部一所小学的师生上课不穿鞋，目的是让孩子在课堂里“感觉更自在”。 Pupils at the Torriano School in Kentish Town are being told to take off their shoes when they come inside in a move bosses hope will 'take away the hierarchy1' between children and teachers. The move comes after teachers from the school visited Finland, Iceland and Sweden, where the practice is more widespread. Headteacher Helen Bruckdorfer told The Camden New Journal: 'What resonated is this connection between home and school, which is very different to the way we organise2 school, and the need for children to feel comfortable and relaxed within the school setting when they come into the building. 'When you get home you come in and take your shoes off because you just sort of release that energy. You are able to think more clearly.' The policy is being trialed in the school's nursery, reception and Year 4 classes, but could be rolled out to the whole school if successful. Ms Bruckdorfer added: 'It takes away the hierarchy because all of us, teachers and children, have to take our shoes off.' She said the move is very popular among children, who have become 'calmer' since they shed their shoes.