Designing Empathy

This summer we were very happy to welcome students participating in an architecture summer school. The programme was called ‘Designing Empathy’ and was facilitated by Mark Lemanski senior lecturer at the University of East London and practitioner at muf architecture/art. The 10 day programme provided students with an opportunity to gain insight from the experiences [...]

By |2016-11-24T15:21:32+00:00September 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Designing Empathy

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

On the last day of August, towards the end of the summer holidays, a number of Markfield families and volunteer befrienders set off to the seaside. Broadstairs, on the Kent coast, was a great choice – it has safe, sandy beaches, great ice cream, and even though the sea was a bit chilly, the sky [...]

By |2016-11-24T15:21:32+00:00September 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

Celebrating 30 years

This October we celebrated being at the Markfield centre for 30 years. In 1986 Diana Princess of Wales opened the building! It was great to come together at our Annual General Meeting and Open Day to share our memories of Markfield. The Open Day on Saturday 8th October was attended by lots of families and [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:52:07+00:00September 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Celebrating 30 years

Guiding the way

“Sometimes I get called into a meeting, and I don’t even know what it’s for!” Young Person The steering group ‘Independent Young Advisors’ decided it was time for change. In 2016 they produced a guide for school and college staff about how to plan meetings, especially Annual Review meetings so that they are more inclusive [...]

By |2016-11-14T12:32:12+00:00September 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Guiding the way
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