The Universal Sandpit is an independent educational think tank, a space for the creation and curation of resources to help all learners. Think accessibility, hackathons, makerspaces, phenomenological games and toolkits of practical inclusion strategies.

It is a space for meditations on education, on play, on childhood and adulthood and our ever evolving futures.



About our director

Craig Smith is an inclusive education specialist, project manager and author. He has been fortunate to have worked as a special education classroom teacher, special school coordinator, national coordinator of an education training project, and many other roles within the world of accessibility and inclusive education. Craig has been the recipient of research fellowships, has authored books on educational practices and philosophies, is recognised as an Apple Distinguished Educator, and delivered keynote lectures across Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, South Africa, China and Dubai. He has presented workshops for the United Nations and masterclasses around the world.

Craig lives in Newcastle, Australia, with his wife and young daughter. You can read more of Craig’s work via his LinkedIn: