Alan Caldwell
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Alan Caldwell commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Next Steps from Harris
"Thanks for your input John Paul. What are your thoughts on the Stering Group going forward....especially with Callum Galpin from the Comrie group taking such a good lead on this?"
May 16, 2012
John Paul Mason commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Next Steps from Harris
"Hi Alan. Thanks for inititating the posts. As I said at the meeting in Harris, the most useful aspect to the trip seemed to be the young folks just getting together and getting to know one another. from that point of view I think it was a great…"
May 16, 2012
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May 1, 2012
Christine Hope commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Dear All,   Just to say I am Budapest this week training on a course with Rural Youth Europe "Bridging the Age Gap".   If anyone is intersted just ask, all the prep team are 19 to 34 and participants ane 18 to 37 and we are…"
Apr 18, 2012
Christine Hope liked Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
Apr 17, 2012
Alan Caldwell commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Hi Sue, Thanks for adding your thoughts.  Alan "
Apr 9, 2012
Susan Guy commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Hello Alan, I don't agree entirely with points 4, 5, or 6. 4. Be creative yes but don't engage with young people any differently than you would effectively engage with adults. The tools you use to engage any age must be tailored to…"
Apr 9, 2012
Susan Guy commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Hi Alan,I added my comments regarding this topic a few days ago and I was messaged that my comments were needing to be cleared before they were posted - would you have a look see why they haven't been posted yet?Cheers,Sue"
Apr 9, 2012
Alan Caldwell commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Nick asked me to do some 'lessons to date of my work on this subject.  A friend just put me in touch with the work of Brian Howell at the Eden Project.  No point in doing anything other than listing Brian's fantastic lessons from…"
Mar 12, 2012
Claire O'Kane commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"hi Alan, I have been involved in processes supporting children and young people for many years in diverse parts of the world. You can access some relevant materials on Save the Children's resource centre - if you put children's…"
Mar 12, 2012
Jim Diers commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Here are some of the tools I've seen be useful in engaging young people: -Matching Funds: In Seattle, we created a Youth Fund where the city provided a cash match in exchange for an equal contribution of volunteer labor by young people in…"
Mar 12, 2012
Alan Caldwell commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Thanks to everyone for adding these comments and really useful resources. Kind regards Alan"
Mar 12, 2012
anitanee commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"There are a few links that may be useful on my blog post about participatory consultation for music services / music education, here:…"
Mar 12, 2012
Claire O'Kane commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
"Dear Alan and others I have been involved in processes to support children and young people's participation and agency as active citizens for many years. If you place 'children's participation/ young people's participation/…"
Mar 12, 2012
Kate Braithwaite commented on Alan Caldwell's blog post Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?
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Mar 10, 2012
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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
I am passionate about involving people in determining the future of their communities and keen to share my experience and to learn from others. Like any movement, building connections and solidarity is key to our success.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I have been fortunate enough to work with exceptional people in extrordinary communities across the UK and Ireland for 26 years. I have gained skills to inspire, innovate and deliver positive change working alongside local folk.

I am a volunteer director of Comrie Development Trust (in my home village) which purchased 96 acres of land at Cultybraggan Army Camp on the edge of my village. We are now developing the land to meet the challenges of the 21st century and help build a sustainable future for our community. It has been the most fascinating, exhausting, rewarding (and expensive) bits of continued professional development of my life!

Lots to share and learn.
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Colleagies and contacts have recommended some more toolkits etc on involving young people.  They are:

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Posted on May 1, 2012 at 16:38

Amazing Harris Trip

Amazing Harris Trip and start of something really exciting!

 

Between the 11th and 14th of April the sun shone, the North Harris Trust were fantastic hosts and the young people did themselves proud. They worked hard, played hard (kayaking, surfing, mountain biking etc) and socialised even harder (and to late at night in the hotel).  This was the second times the young people (ages 14 -18) from North Harris, Twechar, Strathdearn, North Argyll, Kirriemuir…

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Posted on May 1, 2012 at 15:33

Next Steps from Harris

Was so impressed with the young people I met on Harris and their enthusiasm to take control (set up a Steering Group) to organise the next trip.  Callum Galpin from Comrie offered to set up the facebook page and help keep things moving.  I've contacted Callum to get things moving re the Steering Group.

Equally, I've contacted all the adult support workers who were on Harris to get their views on the trip and the next steps.

Lets keep our eyes on the blog posts and see what…

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Posted on May 1, 2012 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Information Bank - Involving Young People - Can you help?

I am looking to start an 'Information Bank' on involving young people in projects.  

Everyone I have spoken to recommend this site and the resources on it - Participation Works - check it out.

Let me know if you have any documents to add.  My starters for 10 are are attached.…

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Posted on March 6, 2012 at 22:30 — 11 Comments

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At 10:11 on February 23, 2012, Nick Wilding said…

Hi Alan

Next step with young peoples' group here is to put up a description and ideally some stuff/questions that people can engage with... I've made you an 'administrator' of the group so you'll be able to edit description etc. direct. I can also help to upload and organise elements of 'information bank'....

let me know how I can help. It may be also that Christine could become an admin and look after this?

cheers

nick

At 11:05 on January 31, 2012, Scott Douglas said…
That sounds interesting although I'd need to find out more about costs / dates / manager's oka etc. What do you want them to do? My numbers are work 01631 567977 or mobile 07921 755 7279
At 14:03 on January 27, 2012, Alan Hardwick said…

Call me anytime, you may catch me - 01808511766, or more expensively 07903012749. Delighted to talk and interested in Harris. Thanks.

 

At 12:33 on January 27, 2012, Kirsty Smith said…
Hi Alan,

Nice to hear from you.

Not sure about Harris - the timing is not great as many will be studying for exams. Some of the younger ones might be interested but it depends on what the aim of the event is?

KIrsty
At 12:25 on January 23, 2012, Alan Hardwick said…

Hello friend.

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