Date

June 2017

29 June 2017

Our Work Experience at The Geraldine Connor Foundation

pic Hello all, this is Samairah, Tashanne and Bryanna, from Ralph Thoresby School.

We have been fortunate enough, to have been given the opportunity to do work experience with the Geraldine Connor Foundation. We wanted to come to the Foundation because between us, we are interested in Drama, Project management and Wardrobe.

Our first task on Monday morning was to organise the Carnival resource packs, the resource pack was created by Ayo Jones and Rhian Kempadoo-Millar.

The packs will be used to help primary schools around the city to teach their pupils about the history of Carnival. Inside the packs include creative ideas to intrigue and inspire the young people.

Our favourite section was the Ingredients to make a Carnival, which includes:

  1. 1 imaginative idea or story
  2. 5 x 15ml spoon of feathers and sequins
  3. 100g of Soca music
  4. 100g of steel pan music
  5. 1000 drops of energetic people

This section of the pack is very creative and colourful, which will be interesting for the school pupils provoking their imagination.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival the Geraldine Connor Foundation is donating a Carnival Pack to over 100 Primary Schools around Leeds.

The packs will be distributed to schools via Artemis, the art loaning service for children and young people.

For further information about the packs, contact the Foundation

Contact number – 0113 243 1166

or email us at: info@gcfoundation.co.uk

From Bryanna, Samairah and Tashanne.

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8 June 2017

Celebrating Carnival Mash Up 2017!

It’s raining this week in Leeds but last week we had our own early Summer fun bringing Carnival to life with children from all over Leeds.

Our ‘Masqueraders’ (the troupes name for the week) made their own Costumes, ‘Soco’ Danced with true Carnival style and attitude and Beat the SteelPan, all with the help of local experts from the Leeds West Indian Carnival scene.

We’d like to congratulate all our Masquerader’s and thank them for their energy and enthusiasm all week!

We’d also like to thank all of the creative staff who put in some much hard work, as well as our volunteers Taysia and Adeline who gave up their own spring break to give us a hand.

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We hope to see you again soon!

Selina, Umi and Kathleen