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Overwhelmed with kindness

Sometimes you know you need help. You know what your skill set is and, more importantly sometimes, what it isn’t. I have never been able to draw or paint – it’s one of the main reasons I took up photography.

The LimbBofoundation has come a long way in a short space of time and we have many projects ongoing. The book for children was an idea that we needed help to achieve. I’ve written the story and I have friends helping me to shape it. We put out an appeal for an artist to help us. Amie from Darton asked the question ‘why don’t you get pupils to illustrate it?’ Never one to miss out on an opportunity (and we love a good project!) I went into Darton College  to ask for help.

I was encouraged that the pupils all said yes of course we will help but had no idea what I would get. I left them with lots of photographs and the story outline.

I walked into Darton College today and burst into tears! Look what greeted me.

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Look how amazing and how thoughtful. A whole range of skills, ideas, understanding and a sea of smiling faces. These pupils are year 10! What can I say? Education is about educating the whole child – not a cliche in this case, these pupils have empathised and offered their skills. PicMonkey Collage

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I’m not sure yet how or where we will get this book edited – but I do know that we WILL.

(any offers of help gratefully received!) PicMonkey Collage2

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, often people will help willingly but don’t know what you need. Thank You Year 10 x

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13th April 2015 Barnsley Teaching and Learning Carnival

An amazing day – 450 plus teachers all learning all laughing and enjoying the day! A few images to share x

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On top of this we raised £168 pounds towards a second new classroom at Kakuma refugee camp – if anyone is still interested in giving the link is https://www.justgiving.com/ww-ep 

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January 22nd 2015 22/365

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you look at the post from 12th January you will see that I have been working with Amie Hudson from Darton college and Michelle Clarke Stables to document the amazing portraits that year 8 pupils are producing. These will be exhibited at The Civic in Barnsley from 6th February. This morning we had a meeting with David who is in charge of this wonderful space. More photos of this when the exhibition opens.