- Climate migrant children share stories about the floods and heat waves to enthralled audiences at local schools. Embellishing the stories with tales of sharks and dinosaurs eating their houses is frowned upon by teachers who initially thought the students had just made errors in translation.
- Children and elders share many stories under the new creative tales work every morning. Head teacher Irene Mellor from Diptford said the reflective quiet time opened up the children’s ideas and imaginations, followed by an avalanche of thoughts that feed into their stories, they really enjoy this and are very expressive.
- Parents and other members of local communities are getting involved in the sports and PE with the schools and youth groups. Opportunities for a wide choice of activities have expanded with the new facilities in Totnes and the outer parishes. The Community website carries the listings of activities.
- Transition initiatives continue despite the sense that ‘we have arrived’, and the difficult times, there is an awareness that there are many more changes and challenges to come. The groups and projects within TTT have found a working balance that supports the community. With travel being less frequent for most people, the wide screen virtual talks and discussions with other transition groups around the world provides opportunities to share information, ideas and sympathy for difficulties.
Policy Makers & Service Providers
- DCC’s Children, youth and education and supports units are simplified into one team to assist more directly with school and educational needs. They have become a one-stop shop for information about local education and provide more local in-service training for teachers. In response to requests from local schools, they provide a series of creative studies short courses as refresher courses for teachers.
- DCC agrees to a pilot project to extend the mobile library service to provide books for and service Reading Rooms in all the Community Halls in Totnes & District. A volunteer librarian will be appointed for each reading room and s/he will exchange and select books for the local sub-library. Janet Young from Harberton who has been pushing the idea for 5 years told the Totnes Times “The extensive use of community halls for many healthcare services as well as community events and suppers etc. means this service will be widely used.”
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