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Knowledge Makes Change – September 2022

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Coronation Park extension: What would you like to see?

The consultation to collect ideas and comments about what an area of Millbrook Playing Fields should look like as part of Coronation Park is still available at gov.je/CoronationPark

Children and young people are invited to share their ideas by drawing or describing their favourite things to do outside using an ideas sheet that is available to download from the website.

A discussion guide and notes to support families and education practitioners complete the ideas sheet are also available online. The resources are curriculum linked and support a child rights approach.

Grown-ups (and families) can also share their thoughts by completing the online survey, and organisations are encouraged to email their comments.

Visit gov.je/CoronationPark for further information and all of the resources. Emma Richardson-Calladine is also available to answer any questions: emma@wavingback.co.uk

The consultation closes on Monday 31st October 2022.

REAL ‘BOOKS ON THE BEACH’

Saturday 24th September 1pm till 3pm – Longbeach, Gorey

The Jersey Child Care Trust, the Best Start Partnership and the Childcare and Early Years’ Service are delighted that ‘REAL on the Beach’ is back!

Making it REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) is an evidence-based programme that works with practitioners to support children’s early literacy and development. The programme helps practitioners to build parents’ knowledge and confidence so that they can help their children by creating a positive early home learning environment. This has proved to have a powerful impact on children’s outcomes and on family literacy practice Read more about REAL here: Making it REAL.

​Please come and join us to celebrate all things REAL at our free event for children and families. Featuring:

​- Naomi and Jamie Jones, the authors of The Odd Fish

​- The Jersey Library book bike

– Author, Penny Byrne, who will be reading from her children’s books

– Jersey Child Care Trust with craft activities

– Childcare and Early Years’ Service with their ’50 Things to do before you are 5 in Jersey’ app

– Nicky Hay, author of Extraordinary Humans, a creative approach to art in Early Years

– Village Preschool will be running a The Tiger who Came to Tea café

– Activities from Busy Bees Jersey Leeward and Grouville School

‘REAL’ Training Opportunity:

Making it REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) is an evidence-based programme that works with practitioners to support children’s early literacy and development. The programme helps practitioners to build parents’ knowledge and confidence so that they can help their children by creating a positive early home learning environment. This has proved to have a powerful impact on children’s outcomes and on family literacy practice

Read more about REAL here: Making it REAL (ncb.org.uk)

This two day course for Early Years Practitioners will take place on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th October, delivered by Dr Alice Bennion (Jersey Child Care Trust) and Julie McAllister (Childcare and Early Years Service), 9.30 till 4.30 each day.

Places are free but space is limited. Please contact kate@jcct.org.je for more info or to book a space.

Hundreds of children, young people and those who work with them have been invited to help shape how they will be involved in future decisions made by the Government of Jersey.

As part of the 100 days of Government the Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, and Children and Education Minister, Deputy Inna Gardiner, pledged to bring forward plans to involve young people in decision making.

To achieve this, the Government is asking children, young people, and those who work with them including headteachers, carers, charities and services, to help create the first Participation Standards for Jersey.

survey has been launched to explain Participation Standards and how children and young people can help to create the first set for Jersey.

Many countries have agreed national Participation Standards for children and young people. These Standards detail how Governments ensure that when they engage with young people, they do so effectively and ensure that their views are heard and respected.

The Participation Standards for Jersey will be led by the Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department and co-produced with children and young people and those who work with them, during a series of workshops on Friday, 30 September at the Radisson Hotel.

Schools, charities and community groups are being invited directly to take part in the event, which will include a networking session and separate workshops for children, young people, staff, charities and family support services.

Young people have already taken a lead in the creation of the Standards. On Friday 19 August, 20 Government interns took part in a workshop to agree what good participation looks like, how the Government can achieve it, and how best to convey the message to the public.

Find out more at yoursay.gov.je