projects for 2013
|LIVERY SHOWCASE EVENT 18 MARCH 2014
Plans are taking shape for this event at Apothecaries' Hall to inspire and enthuse students and their teachers about the skills, trades and professions represented by Livery Companies. Over 20 Companies are already on board to demonstrate their role in the modern world of work to an invited audience of students and their teachers in a series of one hour sessions throughout the day. A Private View will be held from 5.00 - 6.30pm for the Livery and education professionals.
|LSL MEMBER COMPANY REWARDS EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE
The Salters’ Institute Annual Awards Ceremony
This prestigious annual event held at Salters’ Hall celebrates high levels of excellence within the
science education sector. This year the Ceremony took place on Friday 29 November 2013. Over
185 guests attended the Prizegiving Ceremony and lunch reception.
We were very pleased to welcome Sir William Castell, Chairman of the Wellcome Trust, who
delivered a keynote address and presented the Awards at the Ceremony.
Awards were presented for the Salters’ Graduate Prizes, SALTERS-CLEAPSS National Awards for
Science Technicians, Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology (SNAB) Prizes, Salters Advanced Chemistry
(SAC) Prizes, Salters Horners Advanced Physics (SHAP) Prizes, Salters’ City and Guilds Prizes and
Salters’ Prizes for Exceptional Achievement in Physical Sciences.
For further information on all the Salters’ Institute activities, please visit www.saltersinstitute.co.uk
|The Food Journey in Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership and Old Palace Primary School in Bow developed a project called The Food Journey which Livery Schools Link helped to facilitate. The aim of the project was to engage year 1 and year 6 pupils in activities which would help them learn about where food comes from, how to choose dishes to cook using seasonal local food and also to think about how food is cooked and served to large numbers in commercial kitchens. The project included visits to Billingsgate Market where they had a presentation about fish by a fishmonger and a cookery demonstration in the Seafood Training School. A group of pupils visited the Merchant Taylors' Hall for a tour of their kitchens where banquets have been prepared for hundreds of people over the centuries. Two hands on cooking sessions were arranged for the children which covered bread making and salads. Over 60 pupils from year 1 travelled down to Kent for a one day workshop on a working dairy farm where vegetables are also grown. This was made possible by a generous donation from the Tower Hamlets EBP and the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.
Plans are afoot to repeat the project next year and hopefully take it into another school. it is hoped that other Livery Companies will join in and support this successful project. For further information, please contact Alison Truphet on email@example.com
DATABASE EAGERLY AWAITED
LSL is working on a new interactive database that will provide
an easy-to-use online method for matching volunteers with the needs
of schools and other educational organisations. The aim is that
volunteers will make known their interests and availability, educators
will post their volunteering opportunities, and each will be able
to search for the other. This offers the exciting prospect of making
LSL even more effective in creating links. We are seeking to minimise
cost by collaborating with a company that is developing a database
for other purposes. We are anticipating having the new system available
online by the spring of 2013.
|Festival with a difference
The Information Technologists (WCIT) recently became
partners in an initiative being run by Playgen – an award-
winning playful solutions business that engage audiences,
influence behaviour, measure competencies and attitudes, and
inspire users to take action.
One of their other initiatives is their participation in – in
association with Mozilla Firefox – “Mozfest :: Let’s Build a
Better Web” : http://mozillafestival.org an annual read/write
event for anyone interested in learning about – and making – the
future of the web. Please click through to the website for further
information and contact details.
It takes place on October 25 – 27, 2013 in Ravensbourne (East London).
An example of what some students have used the festival for
in the past is located here.
|CENTRE FOR LONDON AND CITY OF LONDON DINNER 23 JANUARY 2013
The Centre for London is a new think tank, "focused on helping London meet its great challenges". It is developing a programme of work on improving the lives and opportunities of young Londoners.
Alison Truphet and David Steward represented LSL at the dinner at the Guildhall, hosted by the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, Mark Boleat, on 23 January. It was also attended by representatives of the Livery Companies Skills Council, the City and Guilds Institute and the City of London Corporation, together with the Masters or Senior Wardens of about eight Livery Companies. Ben Rogers, the Director of Centre for London was joined by fellow board members Mark Boleat, Liz Meek, Michael Cassidy and Shaks Ghosh.
The dinner was expressly planned to give Centre for London useful insight into what Livery Companies do for education in London, including the valuable work that is done by volunteers in educational programmes.
The following keys points emerged from discussions.
1. There was much emphasis on the need to provide apprenticeships in trades or crafts. These should be "real" apprenticeships, developing excellence in skills. It was agreed that young people need to have a real choice at 16 and not be encouraged to consider university as the only valid option. Young people should be "proud to be apprentices". Livery Companies whose members are in trades or crafts should be a driving force in promoting excellence in their fields.
2. The discussion highlighted the need for employability skills. Too many young people are unemployable because of a lack of basic skills. Many of the programmes run by the Education Business Partnerships in the boroughs which fringe the City of London make a valid contribution to the development of employability skills. Liverymen and women have an important contribution to make in volunteering to help deliver these programmes and other programmes designed to enrich young peopleâ€™s lives.
3. To support the drive to engage more Liverymen and women into the world of education, it was suggested that every member of the Livery might be encouraged to give voluntary support to one student on one occasion. There was discussion about the possibility of being more demanding of Livery Companies, with a view to encouraging them in this direction.
4. A closer working relationship might be developed between LSL and the Livery Companies Skills Council.
|LIVERY SHOWCASE 2014
Livery Schools Link are arranging a Showcase Event for the Livery at the Apothecaries’
Hall on Tuesday 18th
where they will display or demonstrate their skill, trade or profession to an invited audience of
secondary school students and their teachers.
Livery Schools Link has traditionally focused on bringing opportunity through education to
children from the inner city boroughs, and this Showcase Event will give an insight into the
involvement of Livery Companies in today’s world of work to a wide audience of students
who are about to begin making important choices about their future careers. This event has
great potential to raise both the awareness of young people and their expectations. It is also
a wonderful excuse for Livery Companies to exhibit the strength and breadth of their true
colours beyond the limits of their normal audience.
The first showcase event in 2012 was a resounding success with many calls for a repeat
event from both schools and Livery Companies. More details for exhibitors and visitors are
available from Alison Truphet on firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2014. Participating Livery Companies will each have a stand.
of the City Trades
With Lyndons Arts Trust, Livery Schools Link is engaging schools in a project called "The History of the City of London through the eyes of its children". The first project took place at Shapla Primary School and the next one is due to take place in October 2013 at Mayflower Primary School. The idea is that the pupils learn about the history of a Livery Company, how it all began and the role that Company played in the development of London as a major trading centre and then work together in small groups to produce a collage which represents their interpretation of what they have learned.
Envision is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to
become Team Mentors and Skills Mentors and help inspire young people
to make a difference.
Every year Envision supports thousands of young people in London
to speak out about the issues they know are important, to take action
and lead change in their communities. Volunteer as a Team Mentor
or a Skills Mentor for 2 hours a week and be part of their experience.
Join an Envision team in a school or college close to where you
live, work or study and help young people explore local and global
· Facilitate their meetings
· Support the teams with their youth-led projects
· Help build key skills and inspire confidence and ambition
Envision will provide full training in facilitation and project
planning, and a chance to engage with some fantastic young people.
Our volunteers have a range of skills and interests and this is
a great way to gain experience in the youth or education sector.
For more information about volunteering with Envision visit www.envision.org.uk/volunteers
or contact email@example.com
You can find out more about our recent projects and upcoming events
in our latest bulletins:
- March 2013
- August 2012
- February 2012
- August 2011
- May 2011
- February 2011
- November 2010
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