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Parallel Spaces

Education project, 2007–2010

Akademi received funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) through its development awareness fund, for Parallel Spaces, a three-year education project from 2007 to 2010. Parallel Spaces aimed to enable primary and secondary school pupils to gain a greater understanding of the effects of poverty and global interdependence on young people in Britain and the Indian subcontinent.

Pupils’ views and perceptions, explored through storytelling and South Asian dance and music, provided a starting point from which to address larger developmental issues. The project also involved the provision of support and training in the form of INSET sessions for teachers interested in this area.

Video – Performance

Akademi’s Parallel Spaces – Performance by students of St Michael’s Primary School, London, on 9 July 2006.

Video – Artist Training

Akademi’s Parallel Spaces – Artist training Day, 2 October 2004.

Pages from a teachers pack

Download – Teachers’ Pack 1

PDF, 320Kb, 29pp
‘From Beckton to Bangalore’ – Teachers’ pack for Newham School by Jon Petter, Mita Banerjee and Seema Anand, 2004.

Pages from a teachers pack

Download – Teachers’ Pack 2

PDF, 230Kb, 24pp
‘A Day in the Life of’ – Teachers’ pack for South Camden School, compiled by Rosie Giles, March 2006.

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Collections — The world around us

Type — Learning & Participation, Schools

Period — 2000's

Tags — DFID, INSET training, young people

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