Thursday, 17 October 2019
Friday, 19 July 2019
Throughout the month of November it was Corrymeela’s pleasure to welcome all classes from Year 8 at Malone Integrated College, Belfast. Each class spent undertook team building activities at Belfast Activity Centre and then spent two days at our centre in Ballycastle engaged in a programme designed to explore diversity and good relations. We looked at healthy relationships inside the classroom and out in our communities, how we communicate well with each other, promoting the benefits of learning from our diversity and having lots of fun together.
Our programme team and volunteers enjoyed hosting the young people and teachers and look forward to continuing the work. In the new year we will produce an art piece and multimedia video to capture our learning, which we will present at a special school celebration assembly.
Thanks to the funders of the project: Belfast City Council
through their Good Relations Fund; the Enkalon Foundation, WA Cadbury Trust ;
St James’ Place Charitable Foundation; Stichting Het Solidariteitsfonds and the
David Tyler Trust.
Senior Youth Worker
Friday, 23 March 2018
Springhallow School serves the children living within Ealing that have a diagnosis of autism, a lifelong condition that affects the social and communication development of individuals and may severely impair their interactions with theworld around them. There is no cure for autism, but education and therapy can and does make a huge difference to the lives of our young people. The school will be able to provide an even more purpose-built experience for our student population in the form of a Relaxation Sensory Trolley System , thanks to the support of the David Tyler Trust.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Friday, 27 November 2015
Tiverton Centre in Tiverton, Cornwall, is dedicated to providing advice and support in the following areas, personal identity, relationships, family support, health, legal problems, counselling, education, substance and alcohol misuse, young parents’ issues, benefits, housing and employment. They build up long term relationships with ‘hard to reach’ disengaged young people, helping them get back on track and become positive members of the community!
individuals and need a personalised approach. Their aim is to make differences that will last a lifetime for these young people, not just about keeping disaffected young people entertained and off the streets for a few hours, but to add value and encourage them to develop into adults with a much better chance of coping in the world.
The DavidTyler Trust award provided support for the Music Group, which continues to be very rewarding for the young people that use it with many learning the drums and guitar and some young people are even having singing lessons, as a tool for increasing their self-esteem and self-confidence. The music group runs as a rolling programme so that new members can join at any stage. The computer aided musical composition that they also offer is running very effectively with some of the young people producing some wonderful dance music of their own. They plan to build up enough of their music to put on to a CD so we can play it to the other young people during our main sessions.
Friday, 5 September 2014
This is Rubbish (TiR) is a
community-based organisation formed in 2009 by volunteers that aims to
communicate the preventable scale of food wasted in the UK, through policy
research, community and arts led public events. TiR launched at Feeding the 5000 in 2009, a
mass public food waste feast in Trafalgar Square. The event was produced in
collaboration with Action Aid; FareShare; Save the Children and expert
food waste author, Tristram Stuart. On that day This is Rubbish served 1000 litres of fruit ‘waste’ smoothies,
pressed by pedal power and made from fruit that would have otherwise ended up
in landfill. The campaign also gained extensive media coverage and 2000
signatories in a letter of support. The organisation now has an extensive
portfolio of successful events through England and Wales.
This is Rubbish was awarded funding from The David Tyler Trust for our participation in and educational workshops linked to the Waste Less, Live More week. The funded activities started with a presentation by This is Rubbish at the Better Food For All conference that was a major part of Waste Less, LiveMore week. The talk was in the session entitled 'Communities –How do we as a nation move towards eating better whilst reducing waste?' focused on the creative and participatory methods Thisis Rubbish uses to engage people in the subject of large scale industry food waste. The conference was attended by approximately 150 people and was a very good opportunity to promote our further events to people actively involved in reducing food waste and informal, issue based education.