Book of the Week: Wee Bessie

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Join Wee Bessie Townsley on her travels as she lives her unconventional life with her family and faithful dog Ricky, while longing for the herald of spring.  Wee Bessie is inspired by the childhood of Scottish Traveller Betsy Whyte, one of the travelling communities most celebrated storytellers, who recalled extraordinary real-life tales in her autobiography ‘The Yellow on the Broom’. …

Elective Home Education and Romani-Traveller Communities in Wales

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The issue of Elective Home Education (EHE), amongst teachers and parents is one that elicits strong opinions on both sides; parents choose EHE as they feel their culture, language and heritage is unrepresented in schools, their children vulnerable to bullying and discrimination and that, if their children haven’t learned the essentials in primary school, they won’t do so in secondary …

‘Tales from the Camps’; History, Ethnicity, Identity and Mobility – An Educational Training Day

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The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to invite participants 21st May 2018, to a training day at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff offering ‘an insider’s guide to a deeper understanding of the Romani and Traveller communities in Wales’ and to building stronger relationships with the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities on the basis of that deeper understanding, for educationalists, policy …