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Staff Training on Workshops – July 2016

Excellent staff training event yesterday at the Open Centre. Staff explored how they could further improve the workshops we provide to schools. Some excellent ideas have been noted and we look forward to implementing them in September and beyond!

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RE Newtork Co-ordinators come to visit

Last week, Derby City and Derbyshire, RE Co-ordinators came to visit the Open Centre to not only have a good look at our Mobile Exhibition packages but also to take part in a faith trail themselves. Below are a few pictures and comments from their visit; “A great morning, with

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 13th June 2016

Cultural Awareness at its best this week, with another very busy week at the Open Centre. On Monday, St George’s Catholic Primary School prepared for their week long range of activities focusing on Sikhism. Dronfield Junior School visited the Hindu Temple with 89 children, where they also learned about Asian

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 6th June 2016

A fantastic start to the second half of the Summer term with over 618 visitors to the Open Centre, along with 21 workshops, 2 assemblies and the new mobile exhibition package was out too. On Monday All Saints’ C of E School, in Matlock brought over 270 pupils to all

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Feedback from our recent visits – April and May 2016

Here are some of our most recent feedback comments from the schools that visited us in April and May 2016; St Mary’s C of E First School  – Uttoxeter – 12/4/16 “The children were amazed by everything they saw! Everything was really well thought out and explained.” St Augustine’s First

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Thank You!!!

The Open Centre would like to say a BIG thank you to Gersh Subhra, author of Billu Leaves India, who has kindly donated 500 books for us to hand out to schools. This will be part of the resources section for schools who purchase the Gold package of our Mobile Exhibition, which will be

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 18th April 2016

Another very busy week here, with something different going on everyday at the Open Centre. The week began again with William Allit visiting the Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara and taking part in a Marriage workshop over three separate days this week. We will see them for their final visits next week.

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 11th April 2016

WOW!!!! What a great but busy start to the Summer Term!!! The week began with William Allit Secondary School bringing the first of six groups of Year 7 students to visit the Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara and to take part in a Marriage workshop. We look forward to seeing them again

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 14th March 2016

A record number of 21 workshops took place this week through the Open Centre!!! The week began with Hallam Fields Junior School  having the Mobile Exhibition out in their school to learn all about different faiths. On Monday, Students at Orminston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy took part in Jewish Marriage and

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