Bridging the Generation Gap to Produce Peer Mentoring Programmes for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Leeds
On 4 September, seven students were awarded Certificates of Attendance for their contribution to the development of a new Peer Mentoring Programme designed to help Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) settle in to life in Leeds.
This short blog offers reflections on three things which happened on Wednesday 19th June 2019 which were of note to me.
The high levels of engagement from the pupils demonstrated the importance of sharing a love of learning with primary children.
On the thirteenth of June the BBC report that “Nurseries in deprived areas ‘face closure over funding gap’”.
Anyone with a passing interest in education will have noticed the increasing frequency with which advisory groups spring up.
Which stories matter and who says that they matter?
A positive step to support recruitment issues in priority subject areas or an insult to the profession?
A few years ago I was teaching a session on barriers to learning as part of a session concerning educational practice for adult students. We were using the classic motivation theory of ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ created (as I understood it) by psychologist Abraham Maslow in the 1940s.
The recent Youth Strikes 4 Climate Change by children was one of the most hopeful collaborative political acts that I have witnessed.