Life skills

We held our quarterly Trustee meeting this weekend and a lot of positives were discussed.

We reflected on an excellent launch of our latest book, Life Changes 2: Loss, change and bereavement for 11-16 year olds. A lot of positive feedback has been received from those who attended.

It was good to know that we have advance orders for the book, which has been typeset; images and specific materials, provided by young people who have been affected by loss, change or bereavement, were selected that will support the text and provide greater meaning and relevance. The final task prior to printing will be to proof-read the completed book.

The Stock Exchange Veterans Charity have provided £7,000 to enable a copy of either Life Changes or Life Changes 2, as appropriate, to go into all the primary and secondary schools in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, where the Grenfell Tower Disaster occurred.

We are working with Educationalists in the Borough to finalise the training programme for teachers.

Philip Goodier, our Finance Director updated us and it was pleasing to learn that our finances are good.

Mandy Broadbent, our Communications Manager, reported that sales for the year to date are ahead of last year and advised that a number of big orders have been indicated.

Our thoughts then turned to what else is required in the education sector?

Teresa Nickson, our Education Director, advised that sexual health and relationships is a key area in schools, increasingly transgender issues, so, we will be undertaking market research to establish demand and will look at writing a product for the market.

A really good meeting and it is no wonder we were all smiling at the end.

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