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Here you can read the latest on news, events, stories, and blog posts.

Blog / November 12th, 2021

Going In Circles – Time to Break the Cycle? #COP26

It was a real privilege for me to be Chair of the Eco debate ‘Going in Circles’ organised by Engineering Today and After the Pandemic. Here is a brief overview of our discussion, as well as our suggestions about how we can move forward.

Films / July 31st, 2021

Crookhill Primary School 1950's Heritage Project

Our Heritage project with Crookhill Primary School took the children back to the 1950s. We looked at childhood games, the space race, the children's programmes. We also had visitors to the school who discussed their 1950's childhoods.

Films / July 18th, 2021

Delves Lane Primary School | Consett Steelworks Heritage Project

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the closure of Consett Steelworks we delivered a project where we looked back at the whole history of the town of Consett, and the huge influence the steelworks had on the local community.

Films / May 29th, 2021

North Durham Academy | Bridging the Gap Between Education and Work

Sixth Form students at North Durham Academy, Stanley, Co Durham, took part in our Bridging the Gap Between Education and Work programme. This programme is designed to enhance their employability skills, and raise their aspirations. It was a huge success!

Blog / December 1st, 2020

Future Planning

Future planning is essential. We always encourage young people to have a goal. Passing an exam is not enough. Why do they need the qualification? What are they going to do with it? If they do not do as well as expected, what is their plan?

Films / September 1st, 2021

Say No To Consett Incinerator | Campaign Song

An amazing song!! Con Dawg n Crew are showing all young people how they can use their creative talents to make a stand for what they believe to be right.

Films / August 6th, 2021

Say No To Consett Incinerator | Campaign Film

The Say No to Consett Incinerator, is a fabulous example of Social Action - where the people of Consett have all united against the proposal of an incinerator being dumped in the heart of their town.

Blog / May 22nd, 2020

Covid 19 | Should Students Repeat their Current School Year?

Suggestions have been put forward that students should repeat this current academic year.

Blog / March 25th, 2020

Is EdTech the Way Forward?

With the prospect of social isolation, the traditional methods of teaching are no longer applicable. A new way of long distance learning needs to be swiftly incorporated to ensure all students get the very best support at this crucial time. The most obvious solution is educational technology – EdTech.

Blog / November 18th, 2019

What is ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR)?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), sometimes known as ‘corporate conscience’ or ‘corporate citizenship’, is about companies playing a responsible role in the wider community. Haines Watts have developed some brilliant ways for them to enhance and develop their CRS and we are very lucky to be their nominated charity.

Blog / October 31st, 2019

The Power of Collaboration | We need YOU!

We are thrilled to announce that we have received funding from the Derwent Valley AAP for an exciting project! Building Self-Belief CIO shall be working with young people from Consett Academy and Learning for Life to develop and design new sensory spaces at Learning for Life, a SEND provision in Consett.

Blog / September 3rd, 2019

Starting School

As we approach the ‘big day’ for the students who are either starting school or who are moving up to ‘big school’, I thought I would share my own experience of the preparation for my own first day at school.

Blog / August 21st, 2019

Tow Law Millennium Primary School | Heritage Project

We had a fabulous time working with Tow Law Millennium Primary School where the children researched the names on the local World War One Memorial, and analysed a range a historical evidence, to understand the impact that the conflict had on their local community.

Blog / August 21st, 2019

Commemorating the Great War

Across the summer term we were delighted to work with the young people of Tow Law Millennium Primary School, in County Durham, on a creative writing and cultural heritage project, supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and North East Charity, Building Self-Belief CIO.

The Activity Den - Transformation

Films / May 18th, 2019

The Activity Den Transformation

This is an extended version of our film outlining the transformation of The Den activity centre in Tanfield Lea. Over a three month period we held weekly sessions and made plans, for transforming this amazing space.

Films / December 16th, 2018

Building Self-Belief in Teenage Boys' Programme

We had a brilliant experience working with these young people. We worked with them by building up their confidence by encouraging them to talk. We took them to the theatre, a restaurant and to the high ropes. They all learnt a great deal about each other and themselves.