A summer of work experience for local young people

A summer of work experience for local young people

Another academic year has whizzed on by and, during that time, we've had the privilege of working with hundreds of new young people.

With the summer holidays just around the corner, dozens of secondary school students have begun descending on our spaces for the opportunity to gain work experience with us and with our local business partners, so it's been a busy month full of new faces and lots of buzz.

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Young people inspiring change in King's Cross

Young people inspiring change in King's Cross

Our garden has been feeling particularly special this spring and summer period. After what felt like a very, very long winter, not only is it now beautifully bursting with blooming wildflowers and our new colony of honeybees - it’s also been a constant hive of activity from our young people who have been making waves in the community.

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Food celebrations of Summer

Food celebrations of Summer

June, the month of the Summer Solstice - Sera monath, dry month to early inhabitants of the British Isles or the wedding month named after Juno, the Roman Goddess of marriage - brought nuptials and celebration events to The Skip Garden. It has been a month of abundance from the garden and strong connections with the community through feasting and celebrations”, comments our Cafe Chef Lead, Mickey Reedy…

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The year so far in the paper garden

The year so far in the paper garden

Over the last five months the Paper Garden has been brought to life with the imagination and hard work of nearly five hundred local children, young people and adult volunteers, from local schools and businesses. Our running theme for this year is the wisdom and magic of seeds, explains Global Generation Director Jane Riddiford. We have told stories about King Canut who visited Rotherhithe in 1017 and measured the wisdom of his children on their ability to grow seeds.

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Work Experience: Cassie, 15

Work Experience: Cassie, 15

Every academic year, we host work experience placements for secondary school students, ensuring that we provide them with a meaningful opportunity to learn in a real-world work context. Here, Cassie 15 writes about her placement with the Garden & Kitchen teams at Global Generation's Skip Garden: "I enjoy how everyone is positively affected by the Skip Garden, they usually have regular customers as people honestly love the vibes “

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A New Educational Step for Global Generation

A New Educational Step for Global Generation

After 18 months in preparation, the Masters in Professional Studies, with a specialism in Community Based Regeneration was launched last week. This new step is in cooperation with Middlesex University, who have a long history of practice based learning. The first cohort accepted onto the programme reflect the common ground that has always been the stuff of Global Generation.

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Planting workshop & street celebration with Fitzrovia Youth in Action

Planting workshop & street celebration with Fitzrovia Youth in Action

A couple of weeks ago, thanks to the generous support of British Land and the Regents Place business occupants we were able to  contribute to London’s green credentials with Fitzrovia Youth in Action. You might think street planters are just there to be pretty- and indeed they are pretty- but they also provide a great service to London’s wildlife, writes Gardens Manager Julie Riehl

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Inter-generational Project 2018

Inter-generational Project 2018

Global Generation’s work is focused on bringing different members of the community together to learn from each other and to learn together. When we began our project ‘Wisdom and Beauty Across the Ages’ it was with this in mind, writes Youth & Community Coordinator Robyn Riddoch. Particularly connecting with the elders in our community and providing opportunities for young people and children to spend time with them. Thanks to a grant from Age Unlimited, we have been able to provide a number of opportunities over the last year.

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