25 October

A Successful Funding Bid – Carers Centre Bristol

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Learn to lead were submitted as part of a small funding bid for an ongoing project with carers in Bristol by the Carers Centre. The bid was successful and we have two training sessions in the diary with a mix of carers, volunteers and staff at the carers centre. The intention is to set up projects […]

12 September

Learn to lead excited to be working with National Citizens Service

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After many conversations with the NCS, Learn to lead have now begun to deliver sessions as part of the NCS Kickstart pilot programme. The aim of the pilot is to work with graduates of NCS to develop a way in which young people can take more of a lead in the organisation and activities.  There […]

29 June

Community Consultation projects using Learn to lead

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Two projects will be using Learn to lead as the model for community engagement. One is a feasibility study around community heating in the village of Whichford and the other is around collaborating with churches to develop community enterprise. Learn to lead’s co-production model is proving successful in helping these smaller community projects and we […]

1 April

Make it Happen 2017, Frome Youth Festival

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Our directors, Cerise and Max, were invited to run sessions on the themes of citizenship and participation at Frome Town Council’s recent ‘Make it Happen’ youth festival on the 20th and 21st of March. We took groups of between 130-150 students each day from Oakfield Academy and Selwood Academy in Frome through a selection of […]

13 December

Important announcement from Susan Piers-Mantell, Learn to lead CEO

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After an amazing 15 years working with Learn to lead, I am delighted to be passing on my role to young people who we have been mentoring for the past years in preparation for this moment. Anyone who has attended a training will know our story of origin in one school – The Blue school, […]

11 December

Learning to lead across the Whole Education network

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  Students from fifteen schools across the Whole Education network have begun integrating Learn to lead into their schools, as part of Cabinet Office and Pears Foundation’s ‘National Youth Social Action Fund’. Five students and two members of staff from schools spanning across the country, from Whitstable in Kent to Whitby in North Yorkshire, have […]

1 December

‘This is Our School’ Day – Year 7’s off timetable for a day of Ideas & Planning

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‘This Is Our School’ planning took place this term  at The Blue School which involved 260 year 7’s off timetable for the day.  Completing ‘This is our School Survey’ and working on some great ideas for new teams including Dyslexia Support Team and ways to improve their school community.   The Blue School Fundraising team […]

25 November

CVT Connect Finalist in Technology Awards

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This award is for an individual,team or organisation that has used technology in an innovative and person-centred way to enhance the life of an individual or a group of people; or indeed the whole service. Initial interviews were held lat week and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on the 7th December.  Good […]

11 November

WECIL benefit from 2 day Learn to lead co-production training

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WECIL grew out of a need for disabled people to manage and run their own services. Twenty years later, they are now one of the largest Centres for Independent Living – supporting disabled people with a wide range of services. Learn to lead were approached by WECIL to provide a two day training in Co-production […]

6 October

CSW Group take on the Russian Doll Challenge to help more young people

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Learn to lead are today with the CSW Group and partners, two training days in the Learn to lead approach and the group will be using the tools and techniques to support more young people ‘without taking over’. The CSW group champions brighter futures, protecting and promoting the welfare of young people and adults.  They are […]