Digbeth – a possible focus for Community Led Local Delivery

The European Union Structural Fund guidance from the commission and BIS outlines the use of Community Led Local Development (CLLD) as a method of addressing challenges identified within a specific geographic community. Developed in rural areas as the LEADER programme, its use has now been widened to include Urban areas. This proposal explores the possibility […]

Art, design, engineering, Lego and Education

A teacher at my nephew’s school described a series of drawing he had done as ‘drawings of my childhood toys’. He did not follow her guidance and titled the work ‘my hobbies’. The drawings were of Lego statues he had designed and made, he had designed one online and the design was made and sent […]

Schools – the battlefield in the socio economic war

Schools – the constant battlefield in the socio – economic war

With the governments drive for standards being clouded by the insistence that the role of education is to prepare young people for the world of work schools are yet again thrown into the maelstrom of defining education for social or economic purposes. Ironically, in the early part of this century at the heart of both […]

Digital by distraction?

Activities and developments must not be ignored by the Voluntary and Community Sector

When I started work in a Local Authority Housing Department in the early ‘70’s it was my job to collect housing repair requests – duplicate copies were made using carbon paper, and the big technological advancement of carbon strips enabled triplicate forms to be developed. Jobs were only monitored when one of the duplicates was […]