Wednesday, 6 February 2008
I started the day with the National Association of Traveller Teams at the West Park Centre...
It's an exciting time to be in traveller education especially as they are now being renamed and rebranded 'Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Achievment Services'. As you know we have a stunning team here in Leeds led by Peter Saunders. Peter and the team have led the national developments which include a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month in June, a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Achievers Awards event, a National and local Poster competition, a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Ideas Magazine and Guides to the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities for all schools... all the ideas coming from Peter and his talented colleagues who are co-ordinating the work for the DCSF.
I hope that every school in Leeds will get involved in this in some way to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. You can find out more by visiting the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month website at http://www.grthm.co.uk/ or our team's wonderful website at http://www.grtleeds.co.uk/.