Sunday, August 7, 2011

THE CLEARWATER GYPSIES, ENGLAND

CHICHESTER GYPSY GROUP RECEIVES FUNDING

FROM CHICHESTER OBSERVER

http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/schools/chichester_gypsy_group_receives_funding_1_2937718

PHOTO : Louise Adams Mel Lions from The Clearwater Gypsy demonstrates the traditional gypsy way of life.

The Clearwater Gypsies have received funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation for a two-year series of education workshops for schools about the gypsy way of life.

The project was set up in 2009 by Greg Yates and aims to educate children of all ages about gypsies and travellers and works with the West Sussex Traveller Education Service.

The workshops involve taking a wagon into schools to help explain the life and culture while secondary school children learn about issues affecting travellers such as health, education and planning.

Mr Yates said: “We got the funding in May and we just want to let schools know we are here and can visit them.

“The funding means the cost of the workshops for schools is now massively reduced.”

For details :
www.clearwatergypsies.com
greg@clearwatergypsies.com

2 comments:

brandontheweaver said...

Morgan. I would like to come visit you soon. Thank you for doing all of this work, gathering articles and information. You do a wonderful service to the world you inhabit.

Brandon

Morgan said...

Brandon, Can't wait for you to come visit.
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Morgan