Peer Research Project: Good Practice in Education

During 2014/2015 Travelling Ahead carried out an Education Project with funding from Children in Need. Young people designed a questionnaire which was filled in by over 50 young people from around Wales and the worked on report cards on their experiences and views on education. Read the report here Travelling Ahead Young Peoples Education Research report Eng and in Welsh here Travelling Ahead Young Peoples Education Research Report Cym to find out what young people recommended for improving the education experience of young Gypsies, Travellers and Roma.

The publication is not the end! Young people are still using the report to speak to education service managers  in their local authorities who can make a difference and influence positive change. Following the report of the National Assembly’s Inquiry into Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Education the Welsh Government have agreed the report should be sent out to all schools in Wales.

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Young people from around Wales fed in to the development of a tool kit written by Show Racism the Red Card – you can download the tool kit here in Welsh and English.

In February 2016 eleven members of Travelling Ahead’s Youth Advisory Group ran sessions throughout the day at the SRTRC Conference for teachers to learn how to use the toolkit  – they spoke about their experiences of education, what helps and what needs to be changed – one teacher said  ‘Meeting the young people and listening to what they had to say was the highlight of my day – I leant a lot’  while Kaitlin from our Advisory Group said ‘I felt proud to be representing Gypsies and Travellers and talking about my culture to all the teachers’


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