Introduction to the RICE Project

Introduction to the RICE Project

RICE is funded by the EU Comenius Regio Programme. The project involves linking schools and Roma communities in Leeds with schools and Roma communities in Brno, Czech Republic. Both partner cities have a sizeable Roma population (as well as Gypsies and Travellers in Leeds). It is estimated that there are in excess of 5,000 Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in Leeds and

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Roma Festival – Film and Pictures

Roma Festival – Film and Pictures

The first ever Roma Festival was held in Leeds on 24th June 2013 at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds. Pupils from Harehills Primary School, Ingram Road Primary School, The Co-operative Academy of Leeds, City of Leeds, Swallow Hill Community College, Park Spring Primary School and New Bewerley Community School performed in front of an audience

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Mobility to Leeds

Mobility to Leeds

The final mobility to Leeds took place on 23rd June 2013. 11 delegates from Brno spent 3 days in Leeds. During this time all 5 of the Leeds partner schools were visited, with tours of the schools and talks to pupils and staff taking place. The Brno partners joined us at the Roma Festival where

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Who Do We Think We Are?

Who Do We Think We Are?

The Gypsy Roma and Traveller Achievement Service in Leeds invited our RICE partner schools and pupils to produce stories, poems and pictures that represented themselves. We wanted to find out where they lived, who is in their families, why they came to Leeds and what they like doing both in school and at home. This

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Mentoring Programs

Mentoring Programs

The RICE” project allowed all participating organizations to share working methods they use in raising the level of education and successful integration of Roma children into the mainstreaming educational process. This paper summarizes the experience of the involved entities, with targeted support for the emerging generation of Roma, which in the future should lead to

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