from the Persian – karvan –
‘a group of people travelling together’
Based on the idea that we ‘travel together’, the KARVAN explores what it means to be British in response to the government’s agenda of ‘British Values’. Through literary and creative activities the KARVAN is ready to travel with school pupils, the general public, festival crowds and library-goers to examine what ‘British Values’ might mean and how they link to the values we live everyday within our own communities of ethnicity, faith, location and beliefs.
Focussing on the Department of Education’s stipulation (Nov 2014) to promote ‘further tolerance and harmony between different cultures and traditions’ and ‘encouraging respect for other people’, the KARVAN looks to journey with people to explore how literature and the arts can help to open up discussion on this pressing issue. Workshops can be designed either to work with particular groups or with a broad range of people (students, pupils, general public). The KARVAN prides itself on listening to and working with people to deliver a professional and meaningful set of activities to benefit all of those involved.
Marhaba! Welcome to the KARVAN: ‘together we travel’
The KARVAN facilitator holds DBS (disclosure), public liability insurance, is Learning and Teaching qualified (MA & FHEA) as well as: TEFL, Adv TEFL, BSc, MA (English Studies), PhD (English Studies).