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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 7th March 2016

Only 11 days into March and the Open Centre has already welcomed over 580 visitors as part of their Faith Trails and have led 11 workshops, in and out of schools. The week began with Walton on Trent Primary School bringing 34 children to see the Mosque and Sikh Gurdwara. Both

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 29th February 2016

Another very busy week with many schools returning this week for their second visit of the term. On Monday, Derby University brought their trainee secondary teachers to visit local places of worship and also took part in a faith workshop in the afternoon. University of Derby – Mike Jackson – Lecturer

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 22nd February 2016

Wow!!!! What a very busy week starting back after half term. The Open Centre has welcomed 562 children from schools all across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The week began with Lady Manners School bringing two groups of children on Monday and Wednesday to see the Hindu Temple, Mosque and Sikh Gurdwara. They

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 8th February 2016

Another busy week at the Open Centre as we wind down ready for half term. The week started off with Yoxall St Peter’s Primary School who brought their year 3 children to visit the Mosque and Hindu Temple. Yoxall St Peter’s Primary – Victoria Williams – Teacher Commented “Very friendly

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 1st February 2016

A lovely start to February, this week with the Open Centre working with seven different schools, from across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The week began with Hady Primary School hiring our Mobile Exhibition as part of their faith week. Meanwhile back at the Open Centre, Riverview Primary School from Burton, came

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 25th January 2016

Well we have had a fantastic start to 2016 with nearly 700 visitors using our faith trails alone and February looks to be even busier! This week we started off with the Mobile Exhibition being displayed in Duffield Meadows Primary School and the second Exhibition being displayed at Crich Junior School for their

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 18th January 2016

A very busy week at the Open Centre with almost 300 visitors this week!!! Highfields Secondary School visited over three days with nearly 200 students in year 7, learning about Sikhism and Islam. Sophie Collis – Teacher Commented “Excellent, informative talks pitched at the correct level. The students get a

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Staff Training Event on Faith Trails – January 2016

As with everything, there is always room for improvement. At the Open Centre, we pride ourselves on providing a quality and differentiated service for all visitors. As a result we closely monitor our staff and provide opportunities for further training to ensure we are only ever providing the best service

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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 11th January 2016

A Happy New Year to everyone!!! The Open Centre has started off 2016 with an extremely busy period, with an estimated 800 visitors set to visit during January compared to the previous years average of 400. It is great everyone is wanting to experience and promote cultural diversity. The first visit

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Competition Time – Win a Free Workshop

To celebrate the New Year, we are offering one lucky school the chance to win a free workshop, for up to 30 children, subject to availability of dates. All you need to do is like the status on our Facebook page or retweet us on Twitter @DerbyOpenCentre. Last Month’s Winner, Tamara

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