The month of March marked the return of pupils to face-to-face teaching and the continuation of HiT’s Arts Project and Police Engagement programmes. Meanwhile, Schools Counselling continues. Online Mentor Training with Solutions Focused in Organisations (SFiO) hits new highs.
Hope in Tottenham announced seventeen new mentors in March, each fully trained under the tutelage of John Brooker, innovative thinker and specialist in Solutions-Focused training. These mentors, who are all locally based, will work with young people aspiring to work in the uniformed services. The monthly online training event marks the third consecutive session running at full capacity, with April’s Mentor Training event predicted to extend that streak.
The Hope in Tottenham Arts Project continues to make bold strides. With two sessions led by local Street and Graffiti Artist, Matt Dosa, students at St Pauls’ RC in Wood Green and Footsteps trust learned contemporary art styles and techniques. With students taking home their creations, the session left all involved with a positive outlook. The sessions also create a new partnership with Matt Dosa who will continue to work on the Arts Project in future.
Furthering efforts to engage young people with local officers, the HiT Police Engagement programme hosted a 90-minute session with Park View Students. The Year Seven group asked several questions ranging from motivations to policing technique, leaving with a better understanding of terminology, and TSG activities.
The success of these projects throughout March will result in the effects being felt in April, bettering the quality of life for so many vulnerable people in the area.