We are working with the government's 'Building A Stronger Britain Together' programme to deliver a year-long programme in partnership with 30 Liverpool schools.
Our Positive Images Project, working with Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse theatres, gets local children and young people to produce a series of showcase events.
The idea is to create resilient, cohesive communities better able to stand up to extremism.
We hope to enable participants to explore, understand and celebrate the diversity of cultures that live in our city today and will train and support a group of 16 young people aged 13 to 18-years-old to become ambassadors, leaders and producers of community events.
WHAT DOES POSITIVE IMAGES DO?
Gives people from different faiths and ethnicities a sense of ownership and a belonging to the wider community.
Challenges prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes.
Expands participants’ horizons, building self-confidence and aspirations.
Increases trust and co-operation between individuals from disparate communities.
Brings communities together to socialise, develop mutual respect and understanding.
WHAT'S GOING ON?
Liverpool’s Multi-Cultural Heritage Trail — discover fascinating facts and stories about Liverpool’s rich heritage on a walking tour with groups of 15 young people.
Family History — speak to your oldest living relative about their life journey. Then contribute their story to a creative project looking at how cultural barriers are formed.
Creative Workshops — take part in a series of workshops led by professional artists to explore some of the attitudes and perceptions you may have come across.
Showcase — every school holiday the work produced at The Greenhouse Project will be performed publicly on the Tiber Square so parents, carers, family, friends and the wider community can come together, socialise and watch.
Contact Project Co-ordinator Stephen Nze on 0151 726 8099 or [email protected]
As part of our Playdays initiative our staff work with the Children’s Steering Group to train older children to become Playleaders.
WHAT IS PLAYLEADER TRAINING?
We train groups of 8 to 12-year-olds to become leaders of play in their own communities. After two training sessions, participants receive a Playleader certificate and badge.
To earn this qualification they must complete and record homework tasks leading play activities in their own street, club, school or at The Greenhouse Project and pass the following modules:
- Skills needed for leading
- Skills needed for working with children
- How to organise and play games
- Health and safety
- How to look after equipment
“Training children to be play leaders is amazing, such a good idea,” Smithdown Primary.
“The kids had so much fun in the session, I don't think they realised how much they actually learned. Even I learned something new,” St Hugh’s Primary.
Contact Pam Sutton [email protected] to find out more.