Today we received the excellent news that the Charity Commission deems the work of TWC as a high enough quality to become a charity.
We would like to thank our Trustees (Ben Rawlings, Adam Hoyle, Jo Shaw, Catherine Hays and Jessica Newland) who worked so diligently in developing the TWC constitution, framework and guiding principles which will guide us in the years ahead.
We look forward to many more years of excellent innovative project making
If you want to find out what is going on with the HOTS project follow our twitter feed. A few really exciting things in the pipeline include a meeting with London 2012 supremo Lord Coe and a presenting the HOTS to Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove. Amazing Stuff!
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 !
For the next seven days the Watermans arts centre in Brentford will be the host to the HOTs Art Exhibition. The exhibition celebrates some of the best work created by the young people who took part in the project.
If you are unable to make it to the Watermans you can get a taster of the work created by watching this video – please note there is no sound, got a bit lost in translation!
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.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 !