Jun 5, 2018
In June, supporters of CDEC came together to celebrate the organisation’s successes and look forward to the year ahead.
The year of Cumbrian global citizenship highlights was on the agenda at Cumbria Development Education Centre’s Annual Celebration. On Monday 4 June, staff, trustees and supporters of CDEC came together at Ambleside’s Parish Centre to celebrate the organisation’s successes and look forward to the year ahead.
They were helped by primary school children from St Mark’s, Natland, who talked about their ‘Plastic-free Kendal’ campaign. They have been involved in CDEC’s recent Global Schools project and taken on the ‘think global, act local’ approach. And we all know what a problem plastic is!
Head teacher of George Romney at Dalton-in-Furness, David Reddy, shared his experiences of the EU-funded Global Schools project and how his school has benefited from its involvement in global learning, specifically through the Global Schools project.
CDEC’s director, Laura Goad, shared the organisation’s other highlights and projects, and helped to launch of CDEC’s new logo and new website (head to www.cdec.org.uk to have a look for yourself).
The much heralded Hidden Stories Shared Lives project has been a significant highlight of the year, with the marshalling of volunteers, collation of interviews, and final exhibition tour around the county.
With the help of a Big Lottery Fund Awards for all grant, CDEC is ‘Extending the conversation’ of Hidden Stories over the coming six months to hold additional workshops and exhibitions. The exhibition was on display at the Annual Celebration.