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Manifesto for Change @VOICEBOX

The CEP ‘Manifesto for Change’ project was established following a panel event involving authors and teachers at the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020, in which they shared their views on how education has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and how they felt future education should change.

The Manifesto for Change project is a series of workshops launched in November 2020 in which students from across CEP schools have been meeting with hosts from the University of Gloucestershire (School of Education and Humanities) and David Evans (founder and ambassador for CEP) to debate their views on how they think education should change. Through this project CEP aimed to provide a platform from which students could feel empowered and have the opportunity to voice their views on education. As part of this learning experience students were provided with resources to research and participated in a Q&A with Lucy Crehan (a qualified teacher, education explorer, author and international education consultant).

In October 2021, the Manifesto for Change team were invited to present and further discuss their research and observations with an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival's new Voicebox venue. Voicebox is an informal space where young people are invited to have their say on subjects that matter to them most, themed #HearMyVoice. As part of the event, Dr. Katie Forrester (Senior Lecturer in Illustration at the University of Gloucestershire) and her student illustrators captured an overall sense of what was being discussed beautifully on paper.  These illustrations will form part of the students final Manifesto.  

View this short film in which Daniel Thomas and Cameron (year 2 Film Production students at the University of Gloucestershire) beautifully capture the event which took place on Friday 15th October 2021:   

Access the photo album to view images that include those taken by Daniel Thomas and Cameron (UoG), plus Illustrations from UoG illustrators Katie Forrester, Amanda Steer, Abbie Darch, Cesca Sala Salva and the audience:

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