Watch this space in 2010-2011

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With lots of really exciting projects taking place in 2010- 2011 here is a (very) quick summary …

HOTS – Hold On To Sport enters its first year following a very successful pilot in 2009-2010. Over 500 children have engaged in the project so far from schools across the London Borough of Hounslow. The project has been awarded the Inspire Mark making it the official London 2012 Olympics Project for Hounslow. Lots more exciting news to come!

Creative Partnerships – Capital City Academy, Featherstone High School and Greenford High School will be entering their final year of the Change School Program. The TWC Team are on hand to make this the best year ever!

BBC News School Report – Returns to Ealing City Learning Centre for another year. Over 70% of the Secondary Schools in the London Borough of Ealing will be taking part in the project supported by Ealing CLC. BBC News School Report Day is Thursday 24th March. Watch this space !

Recycle-Film-Learn, Camden 2010

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RFL is an exciting new project for children at schools across the London Borough of Camden. The project was set up to educate young people and the wider community about the new recycling services being rolled out across the borough from June 2010.

In March 2010 all schools were invited to submit films which celebrated recycling, reducing and re-using. The schools were encouraged to look at how they recycle and how the new service will make the Camden a greener place.

The schools were mentored by Barry Ferns and Team from  the London Borough of Camden Recycling Team. Schools that submitted films include Swiss Cottage School, Rhyl Primary School and La Saint Union.

All the films submitted will be shown at a special screening at the Everyman Theatre, Belsize Park in mid July.

The Together We Create Team was on hand to support Barry and his colleagues  setting up the project in the coordination of the film screening.

Click here for more information about Camden Recycling

Horn of Africa Community Group ROCKS!

logoThe Horn of Africa Community Group in Shepherds Bush is an amazing space for young people in W12. The young people from the centre developed ideas, wrote  and produced a performance piece  called Changing Faces which was presented at the Riverside Studios in May 2009.

Together We Create ran a number of film making workshops and supported the team in the creation of the film.

For more details about The HOACG please contact Suaad  or Helena on hacg76@hotmail.com

More magic on Maiden Lane

Thanks to the tremendous support of our friends at Octink and the dynamo of Amanda and Marion, more artwork created by young people from Maiden Lane Estate was installed  on the Estate last week. If you are in the area, take a look. It’s brilliant !

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BBC News School Report at Ealing CLC

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Thought out  January and February Ealing’s top young journalists have been taking part in interactive news gathering  workshops at Ealing City Learning Centre . With deadlines looming and the pressure on,  the young people worked together in teams to produce news reports which reflected the days news through the eyes of a teenager.

The workshops formed part of BBC News Report Day which took place on 11th March 2010.

Seven schools took part in School Report 2010. These were : Acton High School,Brentside High School, Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Elthorne Park High School, Twyford CE High School, Villiers High School and West London Academy

http://www.ealingclc.net/index.php

Dates for your diary 2010

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Dates for the diary 2010

The work of the Together We Create Team is ongoing.  Here are a few dates for your diary for the first part of the year. If you would like to know more please email sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk or ruth@togetherwecreate.org.uk

  • St Lawrence goes Magnetic! – Digital art project for schools Feltham: 7th January – 22nd March
  • BETT – Innovation and Education Show at Olympia:  13th – 16th January
  • Wii-lympics workshop dates for schools in Hounslow:  18th Jan – 9th Feb
  • National Governors Association Conference:  27th January
  • Safer Internet Day:  9th February
  • BECTA – The learning revolution and the digital revolutionaries conference: 11 February
  • February Half Term 15th – 19th February
  • Fairtrade Fortnight:  22nd Feb – 7th March
  • Camden Fairtrade Schools Conference: 25th February
  • BBC News Report Day:  11th March
  • Click – Photography Project for Isleworth: Mid March
  • IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning: 19 – 21 March 2010
  • Hounslow Wii-lypmics deadline for submissions from schools: 31st March
  • Easter Holidays 1st – 18th April
  • Hounslow Wii-lympics final: 3rd & 4th July

Happy New Year from TWC!

PHEWEY WHAT AN AMAZING 6 MONTHS !:

Four Major Projects, Over 2,000 Young People, Two London Boroughs, Lots of Creativity !

*Windows on Gunnersbury*  *Windows on Maiden Lane*  *Make Bake Create- Chocolate Communities*  *Hounslow Wii-lypmics/ The Hots*

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INNOVATION IN 2010

Pictures from Make Bake Create Community Day (6th December) and the Hounslow Wii-lympics/ The HOTS Launch (10th December)

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Hounslow Wii-lympics Coming to a School near you!

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The Hounslow Wii-lypmics is a project designed for all schools in the London Borough of Hounslow; primary, secondary and special schools, created to get young people involved in sport through the use of fun technology.

The children who take part in the project will learn how people become top athletes; how they prepare their diet, how they look after their bodies and how they present themselves in the media.  The children will work in small groups to research a particular area of the athletes life as either the trainer, dietician, physiotherapist, the PR Manager of the athlete itself.  The children will submit their ideas to a judging panel by Easter 2010. The schools that have submitted the best ideas and research will qualify for the Wii lympics final at Hounslow Civic Centre on 3rd and 4th July 2010 , where the team athletes will get the chance to play against other schools.

For more details email : sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk