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Contents Speakers3 Student Speakers


Presenters14 Short Workshops


Long Workshops


Community Projects


Timetable of events




ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Taskeen Adam is a Ph.D. Candidate in Development Studies at King’s College, Cambridge. She completed her M.Phil. at Cambridge in Engineering for Sustainable Development, and was an undergraduate at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She is the founder of Solar Powered Learning which provides cost-effective and energyefficient computers to areas of rural off-grid

areas in South Africa, and the co-founder of Khwela, an online platform which empowers and educates unemployed young people in Africa. In 2014, she was named one of the Mail and Guardian Top 200 South Africans, and she has been a panellist for UNESCO and the World Bank. She has extensive experience of running workshops on human centred innovation and design for groups of high school students.




EDF Energy are the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. EDF Renewables, a joint venture between EDF Renewables Group (EDF’s global renewable business) and EDF Energy, is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe. Ali Hannon is a senior communications professional and comedy performer based in Brighton.

Ali has built a successful career in the private sector, formerly as Communications Manager for American Express’ European operations organisations, and more recently as Communications Business Partner for EDF Energy. Outside of the workplace, Ali is part of the multi award-winning comedy improvisation group, ‘The Short & Girlie Show’ performing across the UK. Ali is an established speaker, and has delivered key notes, and appeared on panels for, TEDx, Stonewall, Metro Bank, CME Group, OUTstanding and Zurich. Ali was named as a Financial Times & OUTstanding Top 30 LGBT future Leader in 2016.




EXTINCTION REBELLION (XR) ACTIVIST Kelly Harvey studied zoology but didn’t pursue science, instead becoming a community worker. After a stint on a Hackney adventure playground and helping organise festivals and firework displays, he managed the conversion of a disused library into an arts centre and then ran a community centre in Islington. In 1980 he joined his partner and stepdaughter in Brighton and became a neighbourhood worker in Moulsecoomb. A master’s degree at Bradford University fostered an interest in political participation and led him to study law. Qualifying as a solicitor, he represented refugees before joining the Commission for Racial Equality as a litigator. His last role before retirement was at the Government Legal Department.


Kelly’s background in biology made him aware of the science underlying climate change. Increasingly disturbed by the implications, he was an enthusiastic recruit to Extinction Rebellion, and last November was arrested for obstruction at an XR action on Waterloo Bridge. He also participated in the XR occupations of central London in April. He believes that XR, the school strikes and the campaign for climate justice offer the best hope of averting catastrophe. While the scale of the challenge is daunting, he believes that everyone must take responsibility for meeting it: personal actions are insufficient, though – political and economic changes at government level are vital, and that’s what XR aims to achieve.


SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME OFFICER, BRIGHTON AND HOVE COUNCIL Mita Patel has spent over 20 years working in sustainability, both in local government in the UK and at an international research project in the Netherlands. Since 2006, Mita has been working at Brighton & Hove City Council leading on key areas of work for mainstreaming sustainability across council strategies, policies and service areas, as well as with partners and communities across the city. Key areas of her work have included: building corporate


capacity in sustainability; playing a major part in the introduction and development of the UNESCO Biosphere Programme - The Living Coast; leading on the council’s policy for phasing out single-use plastics; and, more recently, on progressing the development of a circular economy framework for the city, and in the development of a more strategic approach for developing corporate capacity in tackling climate change.




COMMERCIAL BARRISTER Michael Clark is a commercial barrister at One Essex Court Chambers in London. He has extensive experience of mentoring and training aspirant barristers, and encouraging young people from a wider range of backgrounds to enter the profession. In particular, he has

focused on encouraging women to consider a career at the commercial bar, an area of legal practice in which they are currently unrepresented. Michael is also committed to, and involved in supporting, LGBTQ+ lawyers and aspirant lawyers.

NATALIA CYBANIAK BSL TEACHER AT ROEDEAN In addition to her teaching roles at Roedean and elsewhere, Natalia Cybaniak also has a role as a communication support worker, assisting Deaf students in the classroom. Natalia has translated songs into BSL for the music bands “Dewl” and “The Levellers”. She graduated from the University of Brighton in

2008, where she studied Upper Primary and Lower Secondary English teaching BA (Hons) with QTS. At university, she worked as a mentor supporting deaf students in schools throughout Sussex and as a leader at Brighton Deaf Youth club. Apart from teaching, Natalia also enjoys being involved in community events such as deaf running and cycling groups in Brighton.


Fran Davenport works for FareShare, a food redistribution charity tackling food waste and fighting hunger. Her role is to support 120 charities and organisations receiving food across Sussex and Surrey, requiring her to work closely with the warehouse team and network of 150 volunteers. Her previous professional experience includes teaching and youth work, encompassing project management of a programme that supports young people to effect social change in their

communities. Her current role combines her people and operational skills with her personal passions for environmental sustainability and social equality. She relishes the opportunity to support vulnerable members of our community from those affected by homelessness, to those with disabilities and life-limiting conditions, to asylum seekers and refugees. This is made more special by the fact that it is achieved through harnessing the support of an incredibly diverse team of volunteers – the real FareShare food heroes.





ALLSORTS YOUTH PROJECT Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports and connects children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. They provide a nonjudgemental space for children and young people to feel heard, valued and safe. Ben Dew is the Training and Education Manager at Allsorts Youth Project. He runs student workshops and staff training in schools and other organisations, focusing on LGBT+ awareness and challenging homo/bi/

transphobic behaviour and language in schools and workplaces. He is also a qualified counsellor and offers oneto-one emotional support to students, as well as providing information and advice to staff about supporting LGBT+ students in schools. He runs the Parents’ Support Group at Allsorts for parents of transgender or gender questioning young people.


BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST Olivia King has worked for BSUH NHS Trust since 2011. As an Equality Adviser, she works with patients, staff, public sector organisations, professional bodies and other stakeholders to provide fair, accessible healthcare. She also designs and delivers training and workshops on equality issues for all staff. She develops strategy to improve patient experience, particularly focusing on addressing health inequalities. In November 2018, she launched the rainbow lanyards and rainbow pin badges initiative at the Trust to help address health inequalities, patient experience concerns and staff inclusion faced by those who are LGBTQ+. Over 3000 of Brighton and Sussex’s clinical and non-clinical staff use the rainbow signifiers across services and occupations.


Olivia is a life-long learner who is committed to continuous improvement in healthcare. In her spare time she is a volunteer Board Trustee for the National Association for Patient Participation and she works with colleagues in the GMC, BMA, Royal Colleges, NHS England and the CQC to develop comprehensive policy that interrogates the diversity and inclusion challenges for the future of healthcare provision. She has an MSc, LLM and MBA and is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Operational Research Society and the Society of Legal Scholars.





Phillip Minns established Best Foot Music in 2009. It is a volunteer-run intercultural music and art organisation, which aims to encourage social inclusion and cultural diversity by supporting, promoting, and documenting the music and arts of communities and individuals, who have moved to the UK from around the World. They also run educational workshops to help challenge negative narratives and stereotypes around migration. Music recordings are used for education and research purposes and are archived on their website and as part of a national collection in the British Library.

variety of languages, and workshops exploring and celebrating cultural connections. Alaa is from a famous Syrian musical family and has played the Oud and sung for 25 years. Although himself not a professional musician, he is a well-respected player and is also training to become a translator to help support Syrian refugees settle in the UK. Together with Best Foot Music, they have released a 7inch vinyl record and digital download, with all funds from sales going to the Sussex Syrian Community Hardship Fund. Alaa also volunteers with Voices in Exile as a representative of the Sussex Syrian Community. He helps advise and support recently arrived refugees.

Recent work has included events at The South Bank Centre, collaborations with Glyndebourne Opera, and a regular social club/cafe, which includes Syrian food and drink, music sung in a



ALEXANDRA PHILLIPS MAYOR OF BRIGHTON AND HOVE Councillor Alexandra Phillips officially stepped into the role of Mayor at the council’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 22 May 2019. Alexandra, also known as Alex, is the youngest ever mayor of Brighton & Hove taking up the ceremonial chains at 33 years old. Alex has a passion for politics and has dedicated many years to forging links across communities. During her mayoral year in a politically neutral post, Alex’s enthusiasm will be channelled to celebrate success and promote good causes across the city.


Outside of the council, Alex works for a national health charity. She has taken a sabbatical from this post to focus on mayoral duties. Alex’s previous employment includes working as a secondary school languages teacher. Originally from Liverpool, Alex is the daughter of BBC Merseyside radio presenter Roger Phillips. In her rare spare time, Alex enjoys being outside - walking on the Downs, cycling and swimming in the sea.



GP WORKING WITH THE HOMELESS Dr Chulanthi Samaratunga qualified as a doctor from Kings College London in 1992, and worked in a variety of hospital specialties (in the UK and abroad) before qualifying as a GP in 2000. She holds postgraduate medical qualifications in Paediatrics, Family Planning, Tropical Medicine, and Substance Misuse, and is a member of the Royal College of General Practice.


Dr Samaratunga has been working in the area of General Practice for homeless people locally for 19 years, which is in keeping with her values of working towards reducing health inequalities and promoting social justice, through coordination across a number of services. She finds her work both challenging and rewarding.





Cancer Central is a brand-new digital platform created to provide those affected by cancer with the help and support they need. Avril realised the need for Cancer Central when she was being treated for breast cancer in 2015/16 and began her mission to build Cancer Central in January 2018. Avril Chester, Founder and CEO of Cancer Central, is Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women in IT Awards 2019, Vice Chair & Trustee at seAp advocacy, and Director at Kaniave Limited. Cancer Central is built on an intelligent AI chat platform, created from over


20,000 donated hours by 100+ subject matter experts and 20+ organisations, with major contributions from TechFINIUM and ROQ. Avril is co-creator of the ‘Human Open Source Model’ called ‘cominovation’ and author of ‘Be with Me, it’s C’. Avril is a senior leader in technology who has worked across multiple sectors, delivering change and digital transformation. Avril is documenting her journey from technical executive to hopeful entrepreneur, in a business book that is interspersed with a sense of humour. Avril’s book will be published in 2019.



Nikki Giant is the UK Girls’ Rights Strategy and Development Manager at Plan International UK with a remit to create UK-wide programmes to promote girls’ rights and gender equality with and for adolescent girls. Previously, Nikki was the founder and director of Full Circle Education, a social enterprise supporting children and young people through a range of educational and extra-curricular programmes to raise aspirations, attainment and school attendance. Nikki was also the founder of a sister organisation, Girls Circle, which aims to educate, elevate and empower girls and young women across the UK.

people’s social and emotional development and e-safety. Nikki was named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Business Insider Wales and listed as one of Wales Online’s ‘35 under 35’ business women in 2015. Nikki is an ambassador for the organisation Girl Rising, which seeks to empower girls across the globe. In 2016 Nikki launched the first ‘Manifesto for Girls’ Rights in Wales’, calling for better support for girls, and more recognition of the challenges still facing girls and young women across the country.

Nikki is the author of four educational books produced by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, exploring themes related to girl bullying, young



RASHIDAT HASSAN MUSLIM COUNCIL OF BRITAIN Rashidat Adeyinka Hassan has taught and practice media, particularly broadcast production for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor and Master Degree in Mass Communication. Rashidat is passionate about using the media for social good and particularly interested in working with and inspiring more women and youth. Rashidat is a volunteer for a number of developmental programmes organised by the Muslim Association of Nigeria UK / Old Kent Road Mosque, in collaboration with

other stakeholders within the community. She is also interested in inspiring women to excel and works with a non-governmental organisation called Women and Youth Empowerment Network, where she helps deliver an intervention programme targeting women of BME background in South-East London called Women Building Communities. Rashidat is a wife and mother to four lovely children and strong promoter of family and relationship values.



EDUCATION FOR PEACE Dr Laila Kadiwal is Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Education, University College London. Laila has specialist interests in the role of education, youth and teachers in conflict and peacebuilding. Her interest lies in thinking through how an ‘identity as freedom’ approach can help in addressing some of the questions of social divisions to facilitate the building


of equitable and inclusive interrelationships. Laila has founded Education for Peace project and co-runs Best Foot Music (https://www., an intercultural music and arts organisation, which connects displaced and marginalised musicians with diverse heritages with extensive music networks and communities in the UK.


PROF RAMINDER KAUR SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX Raminder Kaur is professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Kudankulam: A Story of an Indian Nuclear Power Plant (2019), Atomic Mumbai: Living with the Radiance of a Thousand Suns (2013) and Performative Politics and the Cultures of Hinduism (2003/5). She is also coauthor of Adventure Comics and Youth Cultures in India (with Saif Eqbal, 2018), Diaspora and Hybridity (with Virinder Kalra and John Hutnyk, 2005); and co-editor of several other books. Raminder served on the Mayor’s Commission for Asian and African Heritage (MCAAH) and was a member of the subsequent Heritage Diversity Task Force at the Greater London Authority. She co-authored the MCAAH report, Delivering Shared Heritage, which received the Eurocities Award for Cooperation in Gdansk, in 2007.


Raminder combines her research interests with creative activities. She was Artistic Director of the theatre group, Chandica Arts, and is currently Chair of the arts organisation, Aldaterra Projects, and Artistic Director of Sohaya Visions ( She has written several scripts for theatre productions and workshops with diverse communities. Her play, Silent Sisters, is based on research including interviews and workshops with British Asians about the partition of the South Asian subcontinent in 1947, migration and refugees.




SUSTAINABILITY PREFECT As Sustainability Prefect, Sophia has a huge interest in the environment and how we can make our school more green. She is also applying to read Geography at university next year, so learning about how we interact with our surroundings has also influenced her views towards how we should treat the resources around us.


ACADEMIC PREFECT Calista is from Singapore, though her nationality is Malaysian. She also lived in Jakarta for 6 years before moving to Singapore, which adopts a similar education system to the one here in the UK. This makes her first language English, having been educated mostly in an English-speaking medium rather than Chinese. She is interested in the way we seem to overemphasize the difference between us, almost sometimes as a default. She believes that we are not that different and diversity should be celebrated, but not with an attitude that excludes others.


Grace is an international boarder in Year 12. She has been fortunate to have lived in five unique countries and to have travelled extensively, meeting inspirational women from all over the world. The issue she is especially passionate about is the Free Periods movement, as well as striving to change the way periods are viewed: they shouldn’t be something women are ashamed of, but celebrated.



Roma is in Year 7 and is a Lawrence Scholar (Academic, Sport and Drama). At the beginning of the year, she was involved in meetings with the Green Centre and is now part of a group working on the Off the Fence homeless charity project. She believes everyone can make a difference, however small, for example, she posts negative reviews on TripAdvisor of places that have plastic straws or high levels of single use plastics. She is especially interested in reducing single use plastic waste. Her interest in sustainability sparked from watching David Attenborough’s The Blue Planet.


Eris co-lead the student LGBT group at her secondary school before joining Roedean, and last year took part in the Brighton Pride parade. She also successfully ran for prefect on the platform of enhancing the educational experience for queer students.


Having been in single-sex education since she was 11, Lara has witnessed the intelligence and perseverance of many women. Because of this, she is passionate about expelling the stigma that surrounds women in positions of power. Politics remains one of the most male dominated careers in the world, and women who manage to succeed are constantly belittled and overly criticised. She plans to challenge common misconceptions about the inferior nature of women to men.







George Chater is a Clinical Fellow at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation. Prior to taking up this appointment, he worked as a junior doctor at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London. He qualified as a doctor at King’s College, Cambridge, where he also studied for his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (Pharmacology), and

undertook his pre-clinical medical training. He has been published both in The Lancet and the BMJ. George has extensive experience of successfully mentoring and advising students on their applications to study Medicine at university. Outside of medicine, George is a trustee of The Karira Trust, a small charity working with schools the Developing World.



EDUCATION FOR PEACE Alessandra Bavestrelli is a MA student at the University of Sussex where she’s studying Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation. Alessandra is specialising in how educational participatory art forms may be used to bring about social cohesion. She is interested in understanding how the uniqueness of creative and participatory

processes may be employed to engage and empower students into becoming more involved members of society. Alessandra is currently collaborating with Education for Peace and Best Foot Music. Alessandra will be running the Traveling Tales workshop with Dr Laila Kadwal.





INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST Alex Bragg has a Masters degree in International Journalism from City University and has worked as a video journalist for London Live. He has also worked as a print journalist for a variety of publications, including The City

Paper in Bogota. He currently writes, edits and produces his own podcast, focusing on current affairs. Before training as a journalist, Alex studied Classics at Oxford University.



Louise Carey works as a writer, editor and tutor. She studied English at Oxford before completing a Masters degree (with distinction) in Psychology. She has coordinated the social media presence for a long-running Oxford

University access programme, and managed the social media and website for Oxford Nightline, a support line for students in distress. She is the author of three fantasy novels.




Founded in 1839, Anti Slavery is the oldest international human rights organisation in the world. Today, they draw on their experience to work to eliminate all forms of slavery and slavery-like practices throughout the world.


They are not interested in easy solutions. Instead, they deal with the root causes of slavery and its consequences to achieve sustainable change. Rebecca Chambers is the Communications and Fundraising Executive at Anti Slavery.




COMMERCIAL BARRISTER Michael Clark first gained experience in public speaking, debating, and mooting (legal debating) at secondary school, where he won the finals of the Australian Schools Mooting Competition for two consecutive years, as well as receiving the prize for the best advocate in the Competition nationally. He studied classics and law at Sydney University; followed by law at Oxford University (where he completed the BCL); and, finally, law at City University, and the Inns of Court School of Law, winning various public speaking, mooting, and debating competitions whilst there. After graduation,

he was asked back to coach students on the GDL course at City University in mooting, and also began judging university mooting competitions. Following university, Michael commenced pupillage at the Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC, One Essex Court in London, the leading English barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial litigation. He took up an offer for tenancy at the chambers in 2008, and has worked there ever since, gaining extensive experience in advocacy in the High Court and Court of Appeal.




Alex Loktionov is an Egyptologist and historian of ancient law with extensive teaching responsibilities at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. Alex recently completed his Ph.D. at Robinson College, Cambridge, having previously earned his BA (starred first) in Archaeology & Anthropology from Selwyn College, Cambridge

and his M.Phil. (Distinction) in Egyptology from St. John’s College, Cambridge. Alex has been a British Research Council Fellow at the Library of Congress, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and has published widely on historical and archaeological topics.



SEED:THE UNTOLD STORY 2 7 T H O N LY The multi-award winning SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

PLANNING A SUSTAINABLE SEED GARDEN 2 7 T H O N LY Working alongside Roedean’s grounds team, pupils will learn about the microclimate at Roedean and discover what potential there is for creating a sustainable seed garden at Roedean. They will learn what needs to be considered in terms of location, climate and environmental factors. After lunch, pupils will work in groups to produce a viable plan for a sustainable seed garden, including location, plants and a session plan for HHH or a co-curricular activity. The winning group may see their plans being put into action next academic year.



THE TRAVELING TALES WORKSHOP: THE WORLD OF NUMBERS 2 7 T H O N LY Can you imagine what our world would be like without numbers? How did the numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, 4) we use today travel to Europe? Mathematicians and people in many parts of the world were fascinated by numbers and the way they help to organise our world. These mathematicians made essential contributions, which helped to shape the mathematics we use today. Come join us for travel around the world with music, magic squares, drama, and storytelling to discover: where do our numbers come from?

INTERVIEWING STAKEHOLDERS 2 7 T H O N LY After a refresher on how to compose good interview questions, you will be able to speak directly to a selection of our panel speakers in more detail about an aspect of their work or experience that interests you. What you find out will directly inform what you create in the afternoon, so choose your questions and listen carefully!

CREATING AN AWARENESS-BASED LEARNING RESOURCE 2 7 T H O N LY Based on the morning’s workshops and interviews, pupils will work in groups to create a learning resource that combines subject knowledge with creating awareness of a particular diversity or inclusion issue. These will then be presented and evaluated.





2 6 T H O N LY We spend a lot of time speaking in school about the negative side of social media and, whilst this is valid, social media platforms can also be used positively as a way of spreading important messages to like-minded individuals, or maybe even changing people’s minds about key global issues. In this workshop, you will look at the planning and content concerns that go into launching a successful social media campaign.



Run by Professor Raminder Kaur, this workshop will take you through how graphic novels have been used as part of anthropological research, particularly as a way of articulating and presenting the experiences of refugees and other vulnerable groups. After learning about some case studies, you will be able to practise creating your own graphic novel sequence.



After a refresher on how to compose good interview questions, you will be able to speak directly to a selection of our panel speakers in more detail about an aspect of their work or experience that interests you. What you find out will directly inform what you create in the afternoon, so choose your questions and listen carefully!

26TH CREATING A SOCIAL MEDIA BASED ONLY LOBBYING RESOURCE OR A GRAPHIC NOVEL PRESENTATION OF AN INTERVIEW STORY Based on the morning’s workshops and interviews, pupils will work in groups to create a social media based lobbying resource or a graphic novel sequence to raise awareness of a particular issue within Women and Empowerment. These will then be presented and evaluated.



STEM AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2 6 T H O N LY Run by academics and entrepreneurs, this workshop will work through the Human Centred Design approach to solving problems sustainably. Focusing on innovation and technology to address ecological issues, participants will work through problems and solutions within the context of the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals. Inventions will be analysed, evaluated and improved, all in the name of sound and sustainable entrepreneurship. After lunch, participants will pitch their sustainable solution and will be judged based on the invention and the business model. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – LONG WORKSHOPS

THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOMELESSNESS AND HEALTH 2 6 T H O N LY Run by medics and academics, this workshop will look at the impact that homelessness has on health. The activity will consider health issues that might affect the homeless population before considering potential solutions and barriers to those solutions being implemented by local and national government. Through considering a case study and simulation, participants will explore and think through some difficult decisions around a homeless person’s journey through the NHS. After lunch, participants will take what they have learned and develop arguments for a public policy to improve the healthy provision for homeless people in the UK.

USING TECHNOLOGY AND NEW MEDIA FOR SOCIAL GOOD 2 7 T H O N LY This workshop will enable students to create their own video for social media from scratch. They will work in groups, recording and editing footage, and learn about and have the opportunity to experience a number of key roles in the process of producing videos for social media, including those of presenter, producer and editor.



PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE VOICE AS POWER 2 6 T H O N LY This course will teach students some key principles for effective public speaking, including how to deal with nervousness, effective body language, dealing with pauses, pitch, and power. The course will be delivered through enjoyable group exercises that will help participants to develop confidence in public speaking. Towards the end of the day, students will be assigned topics for a short speech, which they will be given some time to prepare. In the final session of the course, participants will have an opportunity to deliver their speeches to the rest of the group and receive constructive feedback from the course tutor.

WOMEN AND POWER 2 7 T H O N LY This interdisciplinary humanities course starts with sessions that ask students to engage with a range of written and visual sources from the ancient world to the present day, and discuss their portrayal of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Cleopatra. The course then explores representations of contemporary women in positions of power in writing and in the media, for example, the Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Ultimately, the day’s sessions ask participants to reflect on whether influential and powerful women are still judged differently from – and less favourably than – their male counterparts.

USING TECHNOLOGY AND NEW MEDIA FOR SOCIAL GOOD 2 7 T H O N LY This workshop will introduce students to planning and executing a social media campaign across multiple platforms. Interactive sessions will cover the following areas: the relative merits of different social media platforms; setting up social media accounts; the scheduling and timing of posts; crafting content; and, making use of free resources.



BEACON HUB 2 7 T H O N LY Beacon Hub (near Rottingdean Windmill) is an exciting new learning space that helps to make the South Downs accessible and understandable to the local community. With an abundance of natural wildlife and stunning sea views to explore, this is the perfect location to teach children and adults about land and marine conservation. You will have a tour of the nature reserve, identifying some of the local butterfly species, before engaging with a programme focused on reducing plastic pollution. Finally, you will be help to maintain the building with some tidying and gardening jobs so this valuable local resource can continue to educate and inspire.


BRIGHTON DOLPHIN PROJECT 2 7 T H O N LY Based in Brighton, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest marine conservation partnership. WCA champions the protection of marine habitats through community engagement, by focusing on whales and dolphins (cetaceans). The Brighton Dolphin Project (BDP) is WCA’s local initiative that was set up to celebrate the cultural heritage that Brighton has with Dolphins, whilst trying to inspire and excite the local community about conservation issues along the Sussex coast, encouraging human behaviour change that will lead to increasingly sustainable practices. Pupils will work at the Brighton Dolphin Project’s visitors’ centre, participating in a workshop and beach clean, and painting a mural to welcome visitors, featuring some of Brighton’s indigenous marine life.

2 6 T H O N LY Ecotecture is an award-winning RIBA chartered eco architects practice based in West Sussex. Ecotecture focuses on sustainable architectural design. This project will take place in Wilderness Woods and will involve working with one of Ecotecture’s architectural designers to create a biomorphic organic structure, inspired by the nature around you.





2 7 T H O N LY In the morning, pupils will work with members of the science department to design and prepare a Sustainable science afternoon for 135 visiting Y5 students. In the afternoon, the visitors will arrive and pupils will become activity leaders, running the experiments and projects and helping the Y5 pupils to get involved and inspired!and gardening jobs so this valuable local resource can continue to educate and inspire.

WOOL TREATING Following the shearing of our sheep, we have an abundance of a natural, renewable, craft resource. Without treatment, this wool will go to waste. This project will teach you a variety of skills following the process from shearing to spinning. This process mirrors those used in the textile industry globally, and will contribute to developing a resource we can use in a variety of creative projects in the coming months. You will get to participate in some craft activities along the way too.


RAYSTEDE CENTRE FOR ANIMAL WELFARE Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare cares for over 2000 animals a year, rehoming over 1000 animals and providing sanctuary to even more. Over two days, Roedean pupils will go to Raystede and help with promoting and creating resources to help their Education Garden to be plastic free and family friendly ahead of the Raystede Summer Fair. Pupils will also get an exclusive behind the scenes tour, spending time with some of Raystede’s diverse animal residents. You will also be able to check in on Dink, the tortoise, and the bees that Roedean have supported in previous years.



2 6 T H O N LY Working with residents at Blind Veterans UK, you will be spending time with the veterans, helping to serve their morning snacks and lunch, as well as participating in activities with them throughout the day.

2 6 T H O N LY Based in Horizons, you will plan, decorate and run an afternoon tea and social event for the Blind Veterans at Roedean. This is an opportunity to hear the veterans’ stories and to treat them to some inimitable Roedean hospitality.

FARESHARE SUSSEX 2 7 T H O N LY FareShareUK is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. They redistribute surplus food to 10,943 charities and community groups including homeless hostels, children’s breakfast clubs, lunch clubs for older people, domestic violence refuges and community cafés. You will receive a tour of FareShare Sussex’s depot before getting involved in sorting some of the food donations and helping it to reach the people who need it most.

HOVE LUNCHEON CLUB 2 7 T H O N LY Hove Luncheon Club caters for adults with learning disabilities and older people who are lonely. This activity is a chance for you to chat to and play games with these people over an informal lunch. Before leaving Roedean, you will prepare a picture quiz and other entertainment to take with you, which you will run for the members after their lunch, perhaps even taking part in the highly anticipated raffle!



OFF THE FENCE Off the Fence has grown alongside those who need them, helping them back to fulfilling and independent lives. They now operate across three main areas: homelessness, women at risk and schools and youth. They provide short and longterm solutions, through their two day centres, three outreach vans and 15 local schools. This work takes the support of just over 150 trained volunteers, staff and interns. The mission of Off the Fence is to eradicate social and spiritual poverty in Brighton & Hove. They engage with those who need them and those who want to support them to bring hope and transformation across the City.

OFF THE FENCE – FEMININE HYGIENE PACKS 2 6 T H O N LY A recent innovation that has been used a lot this year by Off the Fence has been to provide hygiene packs for female rough sleepers. They are extremely well received and help the women to feel cared for in a unique way. The items are put together normally in a cloth drawstring bag. You will be designing and creating unique bags before putting together the packs to be used by rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove.


OFF THE FENCE – WELL-BEING PACKS AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 2 6 T H O N LY The Off the Fence schools team works closely with students who may be suffering from ongoing mental health issues, or who are struggling at a particularly difficult point in their lives, for example the transition between primary and secondary school. This group will work on a variety of projects to help support Off the Fence’s work in this area, including creating well-being packs for students struggling with their mental health, and creating fun educational resources to engage and support pupils who are finding things tough.

ST MARK’S ANTHOLOGY 2 7 T H O N LY In the morning, participants will be based at Roedean, developing some ideas for teaching and encouraging poetry and artwork from pupils. They will then relocate to St Mark’s Primary, where they will work in the classroom with pupils from Years 4-6, focusing on enabling them to share their stories and perspectives in an anthology of poetry and art.



BOLLYWOOD FLASHMOB FOR PLAN UK 2 7 T H O N LY Plan International UK is a children’s charity. They strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. They recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Their Because I am a Girl campaign is a global movement that is taking action to see a world that values girls, promotes their rights and ends injustice. Plan UK encourages and helps children take an active role in finding solutions to their problems and realising their rights and their full potential. Roedean is proud to be supporting Plan UK as one of its charities for this academic year. This group will work with KZ Dance to rehearse a Bollywood Dance routine to be taken out to Brighton’s iconic seafront as a flashmob in the afternoon, where members of the public will be encouraged to donate generously and add to the funds raised for Plan UK’s work.

Safehaven Women offers a cosy, comfortable space to relax in, with homemade meals, tea and coffee, hairdressing, manicures and pedicures, facials, craft sessions and a clothing bank. This safe place is a chance for women to come together to chat and to be listened to over a cup of tea and a piece of cake. You will spend the first part of the morning baking some treats at Roedean to offer as part of the women’s lunch. On arrival at St Peter’s Church, you will receive a briefing on what to expect, before helping with the set up for the afternoon and running a hair and nails station.

ST MARK’S GIRLS DRAMA WORKSHOP: SPEAKING UP AND TAKING UP SPACE 2 7 T H O N LY Working in the morning with Ms Markey, participants will develop a workshop for girls in Years 4-6 at St Mark’s Primary, focusing on using their voices and giving themselves permission to take up space on the stage. The workshop will then be delivered at St Mark’s in the afternoon.



ST MARK’S GIRLS LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOP 2 6 T H O N LY Working with Mrs Pittingale, our lead for Community Sport, participants will help to run an exciting leadership and teambuilding workshop for girls from Year 6 at St Mark’s Primary. The girls will have opportunities to work on their leadership style, reflect on team dynamics, and have a lot of fun in the process.


Full day community project

Community tea party in the quad for the whole school from 4-5.30pm

Year 9 Year 10 Year 12

Year 8

Year 7

Women and Empowerment Conference Conference then then short workshops workshop on Interviews, on Women Graphic and Creative and Power Presentations and Creating a Graphic Novel or Comic

Conference then carousel of short workshops followed by creative outcome

Women and Empowerment

Conference then workshop Conference then on The Interrelationship workshop on The between Homelessness and Voice as Power Health

Full day community project

Diversity and Inclusion

Sustainability Diversity and Inclusion Conference Conference then Conference then short then workshops workshop on Using workshops Traveling on The Seed Technology and New Tales, Interviews and creating Media for Social Good and Creating an a sustainable Awareness Based seed garden Learning Resource

Thursday 27 June

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Conference then workshop on Year 10 STEM and Entrepreneurship Year 12


Wednesday 26 June



Roedean Festival Week

Profile for Roedean School

Roedean Festival Week  

Roedean Festival Week