Some years ago the Youth Team at Islington Council who have been the main funder for our Generator programme, started noticing the words of young people appearing in our funding reports. They were curious. What were the experiences that led to the vulnerability, creativity and sense of purpose they felt in the writing? This led to a six month commission to share our practice with Islington Youth Workers, writes Jane Riddiford.Read More
About 3 weeks ago Jane, Nicole, Raiesa and I set off early on a Tuesday morning to the Institute of Education. We were going to give a one-day workshop to new teacher trainees on 'The Universe Story, writes Rod Sugden.
Global Generation have been using the modern scientific 14 billion years of cosmic history with young people for the last 3 years. It provides a means to bring children into a huge perspective. A view where they can see that they are part of an immense creative process that is also interconnected.Read More
Change is a slow and unpredictable thing. Lately I have been paying attention to how others are leading in Global Generation. As Donna Ladkin describes “leadership is a phenomenon, an art we can enact and explore together and support each other to do better”, writes Jane Riddiford.
As I was about to leave the Kings Cross Skip Garden I looked out of the office door, there was Silvia introducing a group of our twilight gardeners to the idea of finding silence in the heart of London.Read More
Some weeks ago, I was asked to run a workshop for Islington youth workers on our reflective methodologies – ways of working which support the growth of a different perspective, a bigger perspective, writes Jane Riddiford.
Maria, one of our Generators who is part of the Global Generation Big Bang Ambassador group, volunteered to run the workshop with me. It was the end of a long day and at first my mind was blank; what were we going to offer? How would it land?Read More