Happy New Year from TWC

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Wow what a year 2011 was! The HOTS really took off- we demonstrated the value of creative thinking in education in our run up to the London 2012 Olympics in Hounslow.

Sofia’s Science sessions took Wellington Primary School by storm.

We continued to collaborate with schools across London, Villiers High School,  Capital City Academy, Greenford High School and Acton High School to name a few. And we developed some really key relationships with community partners in Hackney, Barnet, Hounslow and … West Cornwall!

2012 looks to be a really great year for Together We Create. As ever we are keen to hear from people with good ideas who like to see things happen. If in doubt contact us via Sarah on sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk

Best Wishes,

Catherine, Ben, Adam, Jess and Jo (TWC trustees), Pinny, Jack and Natasha (TWC trustees to be) and Sarah (TWC Project Worker)

Sofia Science Takes Off !

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Together We Create has a new recruit in the form of Sofia our fantastic physics expert. Sofia is in her gap year and to develop her skills and confidence she is helping younger children learn lots of brilliant science ideas. From nuclear physics to the solar system there is little that Sofia doesn’t tackle head on. To see some of the inspirational work that has taken place with her year six class from Wellington check out the slides below!

Olympic Torch Coming to Hounslow!

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We at TWC Command love maps and so are very excited with the Olympic Torch Relay map announced today.

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The Team at TWC are working closely with the London Borough of Hounslow, Griffin Park Learning Zone (Brentford Football Club), Gunnersbury Museum and Sports Impact Hounslow to create a series of innovative and exciting projects for Hounslow linked into the Olympics. More details to follow!

Hounslow’s official London 2012 Olympics Project is back!

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Hounslow Hold-onto-Sports (The HOTS) is back for its final year as part of the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

The HOTS has been designed as a fun and educational way for children who may not be sporty to engage in sport and at the same time enhance their literacy and communication skills.

The HOTS focuses on what it is like to be a sports professional, either a Trainer, Dietician, Physio or PR Manger and asks the young people involved in the project to create films, animations, powerpoints and podcasts to demonstrate what they know about the different sports professionals. The HOTS is a competition with prizes awarded at the big HOTS celebration in July as part of the London 2012 Olympic Celebrations.

The HOTS is open to all schools across the London Borough of Hounslow. As part of the project, the HOTS Team can support sessions in your schools and provide free training for your staff. We are also working closely with LOCOG, Sports Partnerships and Fushion and hope to provide a calendar of free additional events throughout the school year.

For more information please contact Sarah Hoyle at sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk

To learn more about the project head to the HOTS Website www.thehots.co.uk

The HOTS Final is nearly here !

On Saturday 2nd July Children from Schools and Youth Centres across Hounslow will converge on the Civic Centre to battle it out to become the HOTS Wii Champion 2011!

The HOTS – (Hold On To Sports) was set up in September 2009. Officially recognised as the London Borough of Hounslow’s London 2012 Olympics Project, The HOTS is designed provide a chance for non-sporty young people to get involved in sports. The project encourages children who enjoy playing computer games to learn more about sports and have a go at a ‘real’ non virtual sport

The project also gives the students a chance to learn about Physio, Dietitians, PR Managers and Trainers – key people who support a world class athelete. For Each role (Physio, Dietitians, PR Managers and Trainers) the children have to complete small tasks. The children submit their work online which is then judged by an expert panel. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for the best work created.

The HOTS final on the 2nd July will be a chance for all the children involved in the project to get together, receive their awards and certificates and see who is the best Wii Athlete in the Borough in a super play off!

TWC @ The BFI

A massive congratulations to students from Acton High School, Villiers High School, Blair Peach Primary School, Capital City Academy and Featherstone High School who took part in the West London Screening Celebration at the BFI on the South Bank today. Held in conjunction with Creative Partnerships, this morning the TWC Team were joined by over 150 students from across West London to share films created by the young people.

Contact Sarah Hoyle- Project Consultant for more details: sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk
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E-Safe in Camden

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Earlier on this month, TWC supported E-Safety Workshops run as part of Camden Junior Citizens Scheme.

The Camden Junior Citizen Scheme caters for all the year six children (10 to 11 Year olds) in the borough, from both Local Education Authority Schools and Independent Schools. I800 Pupils Attend over the two weeks that the scheme is run at the trate of 110 per session.

The pupils are briefed and then set off in small groups to visit the eleven sts that we have arrnaged for them on a carousel system. The sets are all targetted towards the needs of an eleven year old changing from Primary to Secondary Eduction. After they have visited all eleven they go to a joint twelth set on Oyster Cards.

The agencies assisting us this year are: Camden Trading Standards, Camden’E’ Safety Group, Transport for London, Camden Police Crime Prevention Officers, Camden Education Welfare, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, Camden School Nursing Service, The Pirate Castle, Camden Community Wardens & Camden Safer Tranport Team

My Space, My Place Project

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In September 2010, TWC recieved funds to develop a community project in Somers Town, Camden.

Working in conjuction with South Camden Community School, the My Space, My Place Project was born.

Children from Edith Neville Primary School and Netley Primary School have worked with students from Central St Martins School of Art and Design to explore ideas of welcoming and safe spaces though architecture.

Sunday 3rd April is the HOTS Big Sports Day!

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Ever fancied trying a new sport for free?

Hounslow’s Sports Clubs will be running free taster sessions for young people aged between 9-13. Sports on offer may include volleyball, athletics and judo and all abilities will be catered for.

The event takes place at Osterley Leisure Centre, 120 Wood Lane,
 Isleworth, TW7 5FF between 10am- 2pm.

Spaces will be limited. Early Booking is advised. Please email Sarah on sarah@togetherwecreate.org.uk if you are interested in booking a place. Parental permission will be needed for all children who take part in the event.

The HOTS Project is Hounslow’s Olympics event to celebrate London 2012.  The project is running in schools and community centres across Hounslow.

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