David Aynsley
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David Aynsley replied to Nick Wilding's discussion What next? Responses to 'Appreciating Assets' in the group Appreciating Assets
"Dear All,   Please take a look at the attached calling notice on Appreciating landscape as an asset to help yougn people integrate into their neighbourhood. i will add a more detailed post later. David"
Jul 29, 2011
David Aynsley commented on Nick Wilding's group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"ABCD locked up!   Dear fellow Fiery Spirits,   A happy New Year to you all. As promised last year here is a summary of my recent work at the Council of Europe (CoEu) and my subsequent thoughts on implications for ABCD. For those of you who…"
Jan 4, 2011
David Aynsley commented on Nick Wilding's group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"Dear All, I've been absent from the Fiery Spirits site for a while and am glad to be back. I've been concentrating on introducing ABCD principles into police youth justice practice and working with the Council of Europe (CoEu) on the…"
Nov 3, 2010
David Aynsley commented on Nick Wilding's group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"Hi Debbie, Thank you for posting this document. I am part of a group in Cornwall linked directly to the European Landscape Convention at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg that is in the process of exploring how we can use our landscape as a…"
May 4, 2010
David Aynsley replied to Debi Fry's discussion Power and Asset-Based Approaches in the group Inquiry into Asset Based Community Development
"Thank you Debbie for introducing me to this conversation - truely thought provoking. As a police officer I find myself in one of the most empowered positions in local communities. Yet, paradoxically the police's illegitimacy in the estates to…"
Jan 20, 2010

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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 trying to synchronise my Fiery Spirit with my police practice.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I am the police Youth Issues Manager for Cornwall. The symptoms of the child poverty disease in some parts of Cornwall are poor outcomes (health, education etc) for children. One cure might be "child wealth" but by definition local people don't have the wealth with which to cure the problem; but they are rich in assets! All the children need is a small catalyst to free their beautiful eloquence and ignite their fiery spirits. Our catalyst was the TR14ers Community Dance Team in Camborne, which the police set up to tackle youth crime and anti-social behaviour. See the video, picture (below) and radio interviews (music) to see just what fiery spirits can achieve through resillience and understanding their own local assets.

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A poem about the TR14ers by one of our Fiery Spirits

The Tr14ers Experience

Music blasting really loud,
People cheering in the crowd,
Children dancing, having fun,
This is the way it should be done.

Standing and waiting for the beat to start,
Waiting to dance with all you heart,
Adrenaline pumping, you feel the tension,
The excitement around is too much to mention.

Filling with pride, the stage fright has gone,
Moving together we dance as one,
Together we show them what we can do,
Twisting and turning; performing for you.

Our personalities are able to show,
Together we work; together we grow,
We’ve formed a bond; we are a team,
We work together if you know what I mean.

Training is worth it, although it takes time,
At the end of the day the memories shine,
Sheltered by safety, making new friends,
Wishing the experience would never end.

We’ve been on an incredible journey,
We have fun at the same time as learning,
We respect dance and the power it has,
We love who we are and we want that to last.

Camborne Science & Community College

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At 10:09 on January 5, 2011, Nick Wilding said…
Hi David...

Many thanks for that comment in the assets group... great to get the creative thinking juices going again for the New Year. You asked about the font size - i'm afraid that I'm not able to help with this as the system doesn't give me control of what people post (apart from preventing it from appearing if it appears to be inappropriate). Best leave it for now, and I think that there's a 'font' option when typing stuff in that could help for next time...

Best for now



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