Generators and Letters

Generators and Letters

Have you ever received a letter from someone you have never met? Someone older or younger than you? Someone whose life will impact your own in some way or another? Someone who has committed themselves to creativity, curiosity, and offering their hands to help? This is a story about creating something real, working collaboratively, and writing letters to those we have not yet had the pleasure of meeting.

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Work Experience Students 2019

Work Experience Students 2019

Over the past two weeks Global Generation has supported work experience students from St Michael’s Catholic College and St Thomas the Apostle School and Sixth Form College (Southwark Secondary Schools). It has been great to have more hands working alongside us in the garden. The students have fully immersed themselves in Global Generation, trying new food, learning new skills, and meeting new people along the way.

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Young people explore Japanese culture with Azuki Foundation

Young people explore Japanese culture with Azuki Foundation

The Azuki Foundation - with support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and The Japan Society - brought something new to Global Generation earlier this summer - a project, delivered at our Skip Garden in partnership with us and with UAL: Central Saint Martins’ Ceramics department, offering a series of workshops on a special element of Japanese culture for young people from Camden and Islington. The project invited local teenagers to learn how to make Japanese tea bowls and host their own tea ceremony gathering using the bowls they created.

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Growing the Story Garden

Growing the Story Garden

“Like the green growth that comes with Spring our new community garden, the Story Garden, has started to stir and take shape.” writes Story Garden Manager, Kiloran Benn O’Leary. “The abundance of vegetables and delicious lunches are still a few months away but discerning eyes passing the space will be starting to notice the changes!” Read more about what is happening on our newest site here.

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The Study of Action Research

The Study of Action Research

Education Facilitator, Rod Sugden, has been participating on Global Generation’s Masters programme, in partnership with Middlesex University. As part of the programme, he has been learning about what Action Research is, and how it can further his work at Global Generation. “The important factors that stand out to me in reading the literature is that it’s about critically looking at my own experience; where I’m looking more deeply into my questions, experience and ideas…”

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Exploring who we are with The Create Project

Exploring who we are with The Create Project

Cohort after cohort, thanks to the spirit and energy that the groups and their teachers bring, The Create Project continues to be a soul-enriching highlight of Nicole and I’s otherwise busy calendars. Having said that, special mention does need to go to the last group - Fiona and her class of 17 stellar students! They hail from places near and far, including Afghanistan, Albania, Bolivia, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia Peru, Spain, Sudan and Yemen...

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