TrinityLearning began in October 2009, when Trinity Church, Abingdon, appointed an Education & Development Officer.
Her remit was to explore ways in which the church could use its time, talents and space to enhance the quality of life for all those working in local schools – both students and staff.
TrinityLearning has come a long way in the past year. We have worked towards a real partnership with our local primary school, helping them plan a reflective garden and making tentative attempts at mentoring. There have been four major pilot projects – T’ai Chi for Teachers, Experience Easter, work experience for secondary-school students and Ready Steady Go.
Although uptake has varied enormously, feedback shows that all have had very positive effects on both teachers and their pupils. Our work has brought over 300 new users onto the premises and TrinityLearning has gained recognition as a valid and valuable contributor in the local educational community.
November 2010 saw the start of TrinityLearning News. Funded by a grant from The Big Lottery Fund, this uses reprographic equipment in the church office to produce a community newspaper, working with groups of children from local primary schools.
The 6th edition of the Trinity Learning Newsletter was produced by children at Carswell School finding out about life for the soldiers at Dalton Barracks.