In the summer of 2017 Castle Cavendish went international, and co-ordinated a Transnational Youth Exchange. This followed a successful project application under the Erasmus+ Programme, a European funded programme managed by the British Council and Ecorys.
The MOVE (Making Opportunities through Volunteering and Enterprise) Project is a partnership with North Huyton Communities Future, the American International School of Transylvania (AIST), based in Baia Mare in Romania, and Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People (NCYP). The latter organisation hosted a week-long visit for young people from Romania and North Huyton in April; and a reciprocal visit took place in July when young people from North Huyton and Nottingham visited Baia Mare in Romania.
All the young people thoroughly enjoyed participating in the project and have made lasting friendships and learnt a huge amount from the experience about volunteering and social enterprise in different countries, which gave them a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures and traditions, as well as develop their confidence, self-esteem and broaden their horizons.
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Nottingham, Castle Cavendish is funding the delivery of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Scheme in Hyson Green, Radford, Lenton and Dunkirk. http://www.rotary1220.org/not/
The Scheme is aimed at improving the level of child literacy and assist families in improving their learning experiences, and the ability to read English. The Scheme will ensure that children born in 2012 & 2013 will receive a free book through the post, every month until their 5th Birthday. It will also encourage parents to sit down with their children to help them read, and develop and support "reading groups" in the area.
Through working with the City Council and the Children’s Centres, the Scheme will provide the early intervention that will improve child literacy levels and improve education attainment as children enter formal education. For details about the scheme contact your local Children's Centre by following the Nottingham City Council link below:
Alternatively contact the Families Information Service by phone: 0800 458 4114 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.