Abstracts: February 27th, 2006

This document published by ourpartnerships describes how a South London charity provides out-of -hours activities in schools. The Trojans Scheme has 16 partnerships with primary schools, providing a range of out-of-school activities during term time and the holidays. The charity charges the children’s parents for the activities and offers subsidised places for children from deprived backgrounds. It has been praised as a “community catalyst” by think-tank Demos.Trojans started out as a project set up by parents and staff at one primary school and five years ago became an independent charity that now works with 6,000 children. Trojans hopes to have 300 schools partnerships in 12 years’ time.

The document is available at: http://www.ourpartnership.org.uk/newspub2/story.cfm?id=402&sid=152