Amy helps Red Cross project
Last week Nikki King (BBS Locality), Christina Sutton (ELW Locality) and a young delegate, Amy from Littleport were invited to attend the British Red Cross 'Humanity in Action' Conference in London to speak about their experiences of developing work with young people around migration and development related issues over the last 6 months.
They shared good practice with other professionals and volunteers around delivering effective and engaging sessions with young people. Christina introduced a summary of ideas around encouraging young people to think about diversity issues through exploring what it is to be British - with additional activities and discussions inviting young people to think about how they might feeling about leaving home and travelling to a new life themselves. Meanwhile Nikki spoke about her work to engage with a group of young migrants in Soham, highlighting how creative activities can overcome language barriers and bring young people together, enabling them to share ideas about cultural identity.
Groups of young people from Bottisham, Burwell and Soham Locality and Ely Littleport and Witchford Locality were amongst youth and school groups countrywide who had been involved in testing and piloting a rnage of activities back in the summer term. Evaluation and feedback from the project reports was collated by the British Red Cross and used to update and revise the Positive Images Educator's Guide and Toolkit which was launched at the conference and is a free download available from http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources
The resource is available in several languages and includes session plans, activities and video clips to assist learning and discussion .