InnoWork Kaunas Press Release

The 4th Meeting of the InnoWork Project Partners took place in Kaunas, Lithuania on 18 and 19 of April 2016 in the premises of Kaunas Science and Technology Park. The representatives of the partner organisations from the five partner countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Portugal and UK) made an overview of the interim evaluation report, the learning games, the project web platform and the dissemination and exploitation activities done. The mainRead more »


Project launched to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation

An innovative project is being launched to enlist taxi drivers in the fight against child sexual exploitation. The project has been funded by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, using money seized from criminals via the Proceeds of Crime Act. Filmed and produced by LearnPlay Foundation, an interactive DVD will shortly be available to be delivered across the West Midlands via all local authority taxi licensing teams. The interactive DVD is one hour… Read more »


Baguettea Junction

  While LearnPlay is best known for supporting disadvantaged young people, we’re no strangers to working with the local community. Having been massive advocates of healthy eating, we’ve been working closely with local café ‘Baguettea Junction’ via our sister company and newly launched design and marketing bureau ‘Armadillo’. Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see a lot more from the café including a new suite of offers for local businesses…until then, keep an… Read more »


Human Trafficking and CSE Project is live!

 

Over the years, LPF has maintained a fantastic relationship with the Police and we recently partnered up with West Midlands Police and Street Teams to work on another project. This time we’ve been tasked with the development of a training resource for Taxi drivers to help clamp down on Child Sexual Exploitation.

Young people have always been a focus for us and with the profile of CSE becoming a priority, we hope to help… Read more »


LPF nominated for awards!

Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? A. To congratulate LearnPlay Foundation for being nominated into two categories in the 2016 British Parking Awards. LearnPlay Foundation are excited to hear that we have been nominated in two categories in the 2016 British Parking Awards! We worked in conjunction with Sandwell Council’s Parking and Safer and Sustainable Travel Team to develop a console and web browser game aswell as an interactive DVD aimed at 5-7… Read more »


InnoWork Partner Meeting

LearnPlay Foundation was thrilled to host a partner meeting for our guests from AidLearn (Portugal), MERIG (Austria), KTU Regional Science Park (Lithuania), VAMK (Finland) and CCI Vratsa (Bulgaria along with host partners ECQ (also Bulgaria). It was fantastic to have them over to discuss and progress content for modules and learning activities which will launch on the official InnoWork website early next year. Many thanks to our overseas partners for travelling to the UK and… Read more »


The High Sheriff’s Summer Garden Party

LearnPlay Foundation were very honoured and privileged to be invited to the Annual Garden Party of the High Sheriff of the West Midlands. It was hosted at the new stunning Birmingham Central Library. What a wonderful evening! 10 of our staff put on an exhibition and got the opportunity to meet some very interesting and notable people. A big thank you to the High Sheriff and his team for hosting us.


LearnPlay Wins Holiday Programme

LearnPlay Foundation is delighted to have been awarded funding from Sandwell Council under their Plays Making A Difference Scheme to run another summer holiday programme. The programme will run across all 6 Sandwell towns and will consist of fun and exciting gaming activities. Please click HERE to see the full schedule of deliveries and email info@learnplayfoundation.com to book your place.


The High Sheriff of the West Midlands visits LearnPlay Foundation

LearnPlay were very excited and honoured to have been visited by Mr Jonnie Turpie, the current High Sheriff of the West Midlands. Our Film Department gained a lot of valuable insight into the world of film and TV production via Mr Turpie’s day job running Maverick TV. We are very excited to work together going forward. To find out more about the office of the High Sheriff please click on this link Read more »


Lottery Grant Is Smashin’ News For Black Country Longwidge!

If you know your conk from your caerke’ole you probably come from Kiddie, Wolvo or maybe even Brummidge. That’s because you’d be speaking the longwidge of the Black Country. So you’ll be chuffed at the news the dialect is getting the recognition it deserves thanks to a project awarded £31,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Young people from the LearnPlay Foundation, based in West Bromwich, will chart the history and heritage of their Black… Read more »


City Deal Project

City Deal is a new and exciting project that LearnPlay Foundation have recently been awarded. LearnPlay is part of a bigger consortium of partners headed up by AGE UK based in Walsall. The overarching aim of City Deal is to help those furthest away from work mainly seniors within our community to gain new skills, confidence and experience in order to help them back towards the workplace. City Deal is a project that covers targeted… Read more »


InnoWork

The European project, Innowork, is a large multinational endeavor being led by Bulgaria and being partnered by the UK (LearnPlay Foundation), Finland (Muova/Vamk), Portugal (AidLearn), Austria (Merig) and Lithuania (KTC). The purpose of Innowork is to improve the use of creativity and innovation in the workplace with it hopefully concluding in the culmination of a large online innovation platform. This prestigious project is working alongside the Bulgarian chamber of commerce and industry, Vratsa, and is… Read more »


You’re Not Alone – Discussing Mental Health

A number of young people got together and wanted to share their experiences, views and advice on mental health issues. This video was developed to help raise awareness of mental health and that it’s important to discuss with people your problems and seek help from the right places.


Working with LearnPlay by Graham Peet

Ever since LearnPlay Foundation arrived at The Public I had thought that their presence created a great opportunity to extend the learning and cooperative nature of the work of the gallery. Here were a large group of Sandwell teenagers who were clearly interested in learning creative skills and yet were not privileged with the sort of access to those skills that young people in say London or Birmingham might be. The Public presented opportunities… Read more »


Bosses tell of their disappointment over Sandwell College plan for The Public

Businesses at The Public today spoke of their fears for the future and frustration at being kept in the dark after it emerged the £72 million arts centre could be become part of a college. Top-level talks are taking place between Sandwell College and council bosses about taking over the New Street building, just five years after it opened. Hundreds of people have already signed a petition against plans revealed exclusively by the Express &… Read more »