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What Does it mean to be a Child in Care?
25 Jun
What are these events about? Understanding the problems and barriers children and young people in care, face. Putting yourself in a looked after child's shoes for the day. What will I learn? By the end of the day delegates will know what is like to be a child in care growing up in Dorset. How to form positive relationships with children and young people in care and how to work with moody teenagers and how to help them. Who is delivering this? These events are delivered by The Participation People and the training is led by children and young people in care. How to book a place Click on the link to book yourself a place Contact Learning and Development Children' Services 01305 224542 LandDchildrensservices@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Self-Care Sparkles Workshops
19 Jun
Dorchester Counselling and Wellbeing Emma Pritchard (MBACP), Integrative Counsellor Self-Care Sparkles workshops Offering Self-Care sparkles workshops suitable for Year 3 and 4 children (although are easily adapted to all young people). My workshops aim to increase a young person’s self-awareness and self-confidence, by using therapeutic creative interventions to normalise and support their feelings, for example creation of individual Self-Care Quilts. These workshops also aim to open up healthy discussions with children, their teachers and families, as well as identifying children who may benefit from additional one to one emotional support. Self-Care Stomps (as seen on television Nov 2018 and partially funded by Stepping into Nature) Offering Self-Care Stomps in various Dorset locations, for example Thorncombe Woods for all teaching professionals and parents, and would also suit 13-18 year oilds. Self-Care stomps provide an outdoor group therapeutic process, which include therapeutic creative, mindful and relaxation interventions . Self-Care stomps aim to increase self-awareness and self-confidence. (Self-Care Stomp testimonials available on my face book page) www.dorchestercounsellingandwellbeing.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/selfcaresparkle
BSS Poster
03 Jun
BSS Team Poster 2019
Opportunity to join a charity board
21 May
The Arts Development Company are running a pilot programme to diversify arts, culture and heritage Boards and are keen to recruit fresh faces. Creative Sector Trusts, Charities and Community Interest Companies share a commitment to diversity and inclusivity so more people are represented and influence organisations as trustees and directors. This can be difficult to implement and to help change this the company have developed a free programme for people interested in becoming a Trustee or Board Director for an organisation within Dorset. For more information on the programme and to apply please see their Callout for Trustees page. For information on the work of the The Arts Development Company generally please see their website.
The Children's Bookshow!
21 May
We are delighted to welcome Michael Rosen to the Weymouth Pavilion, a brand new venue for The Children's Bookshow! As one of our finest children's poets and authors, the fifth Children's Laureate, and a passionate advocate of children's reading, Michael needs no introduction. His poetry performances have delighted audiences at The Children's Bookshow for many years with their humour, wit and verve. Join them for an exhilarating morning of poetry in performance. The show is on Monday 11 November 2019. It is an hour long and suitable for KS2. Children get to listen to Michael talk about his life and recite his brilliant poems. He gives them tips on how to write poetry and stories, plus they get the opportunity to ask questions. The Children's Bookshow have been working with Michael for many years, and find he is extremely popular with teachers and pupils alike for his inspirational qualities. Please see the attached flyer or contact Liz Neville 07866 311486 liz.bookshow@gmail.com.
Funding Opportunity for Schools - Laurel Trust
13 May
The Laurel Trust support and work in partnership with collaborations/networks of primary schools, early years and special education settings. Their core purpose is to support schools in areas of deprivation in order to improve progress and outcomes for children. They do this by supporting research and innovation projects which focus on reducing disadvantage and securing greater equity. Grants are offered annually for creative projects which will make a difference to the quality of learning and lead to improved pupil achievement. The intended projects must be sustainable and suitable for wider dissemination to support the school-led system. The focus this year is on research/innovation projects which support vulnerable children to thrive and succeed. The application window is open full details are on the charity's website: www.laureltrust.org.uk. Advertisements inviting collaborations of schools to apply are also in TES, Nursery World and Headteacher Update. The Laurel Trust is already working with successful projects in several areas of the country: North-East, the Midlands, London and the South-East Coastal strip. Details of some of these projects are also on their website.