An exciting day conference for parents and educators exploring ways of improving opportunities for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Young people
Fri, 1 October 2021
10:00 – 16:30 BST
Friends’ Meeting House
6 Mount Street
This one day conference will target education professionals and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller parents. Richard O’Neill will chair a lively day of presentations and discussions on school and community initiatives that widen opportunities and raise expectations.
After a difficult eighteen months our aim is that the tone of the day will be optimistic. Through sharing ideas and experiences we aim to inspire practical ways forward in the current context.
We want all participants to find this an accessible event. This event is costing ACERT £40 per person. We have set a Standard Ticket price for all who can afford it but if this is beyond you, please make the best donation you can. A buffet lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.
We are keen to include parents interested in being part of a parent support network and to identify ways in which ACERT can back them in getting a better deal for their children.
Presentations/Workshops so far agreed include:
- Selina Costello and Janine Lowther (Darlington TEAS) workshop on Raising the career aspirations of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers on a shoestring
- Duke’s Theatre Lancaster and Lancashire EM/ GRT Achievement Service presentation about the Our Voice project with young women
- Ermina Kesedzic and parent worker Juraj from St Edmunds Nursery, Bradford, on work with Roma parents and communities
- Olivia Hammond, Alternative pathways to success
- Natalie Stables, Traveller wagon project
- Harriet Crossley and Roma families from Bowling Park Primary – Inclusion during the pandemic
- Juice Vamosi from KaskoSan Roma Charity
- Ollie Petrovic – Identity, Best Friends.