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National Schools Community Action Conference 2015, Birmingham

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National Schools Community Action Conference 2012, Bolton School

This exciting residential conference for sixth formers and teachers involved in Community Action projects through their schools will be held from 6.00pm on Friday 9th until 12noon on Sunday 11th November 2012 at Bolton School. The conference is organised by the ISC Working Party for Community Action, and all sixth formers and their teachers are welcome; please note that any school sending students MUST send at least one member of staff. Younger students and their teachers are most welcome as day delegates, at a reduced rate. Residential accommodation has been arranged at a comfortable city centre hotel, and there will be transport arranged to and from the school and the hotel.

Keynote Sessions to include:

Tim Loughton MP

Tim Loughton was Parliamentary Under The Secretary of State (Minister) for Children and Families and is the driving force for the new Year 11 initiative of National Citizen Service.

Paul Oginsky

Paul Oginsky is the Government Youth Policy Advisor. Paul was co-founder Founder, with Simon Weston, of Weston Spirit, He has sat on a number of advisory boards for local and national government initiatives and continues to lead on the development of National Citizen Service. ‘Paul Oginsky has a fantastic track record of inspiring a generation of young people to live lives of purpose and achievement’.  – Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP

Alex Bustamente

Alex is a project manager of Future Foundations which works with thousands of young people a year to develop their aspiration, leadership and vision for their future.

Jane Swayne

Jane was head of Community Action at St Christopher School. She is Founder and Director of the Kosovo Youth Education Trust, a community programme working with children and young people from all ethnic groups.

Jerry Glover

Jerry has successfully driven the operation of the Bolton Lads and Girls Club for the past 31 years. In February 2010 he became full time Chief Executive of OnSide which is a charity aiming to build a network of 21st Century Youth Centres across the North West, giving young people quality, safe and affordable places to go in their leisure time.

Guy Kirkpatrick

After leaving university in 2008 Guy went to Kayamandi Township in Stellenbosch to work as a volunteer teacher of English. During his time there, he saw at first hand the problems that afflict the population of the township and since then Guy has founded the Serenity Foundation to tackle this problem.

Workshops to include: City Year: corps members spend 10 months working in inner cities, Stop the Traffik: prevent the buying and selling of people, The Big Give: intelligent giving (how to choose a charity, OnSide: an innovative youth programme in the North West and further group discussions around the themes of starting a volunteering programme, volunteering for university students, peer and international programmes.


Tour of Bolton Ladies’ and Girls’ Club with transport to the venue.

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