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Volunteer Spotlight: Liliana Chantre

Here on the LGP blog we like to shine a light on some of the amazing Story Mentors who give up their time to volunteer at our workshops. Today we’re featuring Liliana Chantre, who joined us at the end of 2017. Hi! Please introduce yourself. Hello, my name is Liliana Chantre, I’m 32 years old,… read more »

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All aboard The Barge for our Summer School!

This August, Little Green Pig are running a Summer School, free for 7-11 year olds! Join us to explore the history, present day and future of the ‘Selby Virgo’ boat (now The Barge) and surrounding Brighton marina.  Using games, movement, discussion and drawings alongside writing, this is will be a creative and fun workshop for young people to… read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Cath Senker

Occasionally on our blog we like to shine a light on some of the amazing Story Mentors who give up their time to volunteer at our workshops. Today we’re featuring Cath Senker, who has been volunteering with us since 2015. Hi! Please introduce yourself. I’m Cath Senker, and I’m a children’s non-fiction author, editor and… read more »

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Watch a transmission from BrightSTAR …

In early 2018, Little Green Pig took up residency in Moulsecoomb Primary School to create BrightSTAR- Brighton Space Training and Research, the city’s first academy for astronauts. Over four months we worked with every child in the school, from Nursery up to Year 6, helping them expand their imagination and take delight in creative writing… read more »

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LGP volunteers tackle First Aid

Two of our regular Monday Club volunteers, Will and Natalie, recently attended an Emergency First Aid Course run by Train Aid. Will said: The First Aid training was extremely informative and well demonstrated, in an easy to follow but thorough manner.  I now feel confident that I could perform CPR and assist someone who was choking if… read more »

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The Little Green Pig Bright Star space workshop with childrens author and illustrator Nick Sharratt at Moulsecoomb Primary SchoolPhotograph taken by Simon Dack - 8th March 2018

#BeCollective BrightSTAR showcase

#BeCollective BrightSTAR showcase – a creative learning school collaboration from Little Green Pig ​            #BeCollective BrightSTAR showcase Thursday 17th May, 2- 4 pm at BrightSTAR, Moulsecoomb Primary School, The Highway/Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4PA Please join us at Brighton’s very first space and training academy, BrightSTAR: an imaginary learning space created in… read more »

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Bookworms: Lucy Mangan & Daniel Hahn in Conversation

** Please note rescheduled date! ** Bookworms: Lucy Mangan and Daniel Hahn in conversation. Join us at Brighton’s Nightingale Room for a celebration of childhood reading and children’s books. Writer and journalist Lucy Mangan, whose latest book Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading is a joyous journey through the reading that shaped her, will be in conversation… read more »

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BrightSTAR: a report by Major Ottilie, Space Artist

Every week since January, the LGP team have been donning spacesuits for an intergalactic residency at Moulsecoomb Primary School, BrightSTAR (Brighton Space Training and Research academy). Working with retail design consultancy Sherlock Studio we have transformed two classrooms into an interactive space station, complete with Mission Control centre, Bio-Lab and Star Simulator. Each child in… read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Jeanes

Over the next few months we’re going to shine a light on some of the amazing Story Mentors who give up their time to volunteer at our workshops. First up, we’re talking with Steve Jeanes, who joined Little Green Pig in December 2017. Hi! Please introduce yourself. I’m Steve. I’m retired, but a serial volunteer…. read more »

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Searching for Fresh Faces

We’re always on the look-out for new volunteer Story Mentors here at Little Green Pig, but at the moment we are particularly interested in applications from people aged 16-20. We’re taking part in the #iwill campaign, which supports social action amongst young people. Volunteers are a core part of the Little Green Pig family. You don’t… read more »

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