And… breathe. As the schools close for the summer, the Wales team reflects on its work over the last academic year.
If there had to be a theme for the last year it would be new ventures: new workshops, new partnerships and most importantly new workers!
Kate Mills and Kristina Hedges joined the education team at the start of the school year; both have been invaluable to the development of the Islamophobia and Immigration workshops. These workshops have been designed for schools involved in the ‘No Place for Hate’ Project, funded by the Big Lottery Wales.
Eryl Jones is the charity’s first North Wales Education Worker and will now offer direct support for schools and clubs in the region. New Sessional Worker and ex-professional football player Sean Wharton has already developed and delivered the workshops in his personal style.
The Wales team has also ventured into the world of podcasting. To subscribe and listen previous episodes click here.
As an education charity, sessions with teachers and pupils remain at the core of the team’s work.
In the last academic year, SRtRC Wales has delivered:
· 425 workshops across 222 schools
· 6 twilight sessions to a total of 175 teachers
· 8 conferences to 410 trainee teachers, funded by the National Education Union (NEU).
Team Wales has worked with a total of 18,400 young people in schools.
In Wales, the team also celebrated another fantastic Creative Competition, as this year there were 7,000 participants.
One of the team’s goals has been to increase anti-racism awareness in society. In the last academic year, SRtRC Wales has been involved with the following projects in pursuit of this goal:
· 12 prison workshops
· 18 workshops across 3 youth clubs
· 1 charity football match
· 1 month of action, in which 17 clubs were involved
· 21 educational club events with young people, in partnership with FA Wales
· 7 anti-discrimination workshops with football clubs, in partnership with FA Wales
It may be the summer holidays, but there’s no rest for the Wales team. The ‘Together We Rise’ Project will be going ahead in August and September, whilst team members will also be involved in events throughout the summer. Look out for the charity’s representatives at the National Eisteddfod, Cardiff Bay and Pride Cymru.
Thank you to all of those who have supported and engaged with the charity over the last year.
If interested in contacting the Wales office:
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 02920 236057