Through a combination of programme approaches, the Foundation undertakes comprehensive interventions to bring about sustainable change.
The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace was approached by Leeds City Council to address problems at South Leeds High School. The school, which was attended by one of the London bombers, had seen violence and racism increase dramatically following the 7/7 attacks as communities were polarised by these events. The BNP were highly active in the area, fielding 16 candidates in the May 2007 elections and were active in trying to engage and influence students, including leafleting, as students were leaving school. A number of local agencies had tried to intervene at the school and there was scepticism about the Foundation’s ability to make a difference; but it did. For more information on our work with South Leeds High School, read this post.
The Foundation’s short courses are intensive one day workshops which have been designed and developed over time to provide a practical and engaging introduction to many key topics relating to conflict and conflict resolution. Aimed at children and young people of all ages; the Foundation prides itself on the quality of our provision which stems from innovative, creative and effective teaching methods which focus on experiential learning.