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Hands Up Project connects children across the globe

Last week, Hastings Against War and the Hastings and District Interfaith forum presented an online talk via Zoom discussing their Hands Up Project; an initiative to help put the children of war-torn Garza in touch with their young peers overseas. John Enefer details the encouraging enthusiasm displayed by many locals residents who took part.

Hands Up initiative for children of Gaza in the spotlight

In its annual joint event with the local interfaith forum, Hastings Against War presents a talk on the Hands Up project which puts Palestinian children in the blockaded city of Gaza in touch with their peers around the world. John Enefer explains.

Support for local youth coming to Hastings and the surrounding areas

The Education Futures Trust has some exciting news to share – the charity has been awarded a grant of £48,642 from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people at risk of being drawn into violent crime through the COVID-19 pandemic, writes HOT’S

Posted 16:16 Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 In: Young People Tags: children and young people covid-19 Education Futures Trust free courses and experiences Youth Endowment Fund

Hastings United Football Club helps to get kids reading

On Wednesday 29 January Hastings United Football club launched their book corner offering free children’s books as part of a new campaign, ‘Read Your Way’, aimed at improving reading levels in children and young people in Hastings.

Posted 14:06 Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 In: Young People Tags: campaign children families free books Get Hastings Reading Hastings Hastings Football club Mayor of Hastings players. reading corner reading

Hands Up project puts young Palestinians in touch with the outside world

Educational opportunities for young Palestinians are limited, with school resources scarce and drastic restrictions imposed on their society as a whole. But thanks to modern communications, the enterprise of volunteers and their own willing efforts, Palestinian schoolchildren now enjoy a creative interchange with young people around the world, allowing both sides to gain important insights into each others’ lives. Hastings-based teacher Adrian Underhill explains how the Hands Up project came about and its transformative effects on the lives of young Palestinians.

Posted 09:45 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 In: Young People Tags: Adrian Underhill ELTon award Gaza Hands Up! Palestine Remote Theatre West Bank

My trip with the children of the Hands Up Project

Adrian Underhill, who recounts in a separate article how the Hands Up Project has put young Palestinians in touch with their counterparts elsewhere in the world, describes his trip earlier this year accompanying a group of 15 Gazan schoolchildren through Israel to the West Bank to present their Hands Up productions to new audiences.

Posted 09:45 In: Young People Tags: Adrian Underhill Bethlehem Freedom Theatre Gaza Hands Up! Israel Jenin Melissa Scott Palestine Palestine National Theatre Walt King West Bank

New campaign wants you to drop everything and read!

Drop everything and read! That’s the message from the National Literacy Trust, who want as many as possible in the town to stop what they are doing at 2pm today, Friday 12 July, and spend 10 minutes reading. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:32 Friday, Jul 12, 2019 In: Young People Tags: AF Harrold Chris Smith Drop everything And Read Get Hastings Reading Graeme Quinnell National Literacy Trust

“WHAT DO WE WANT?” “CLIMATE ACTION!”

“WHAT DO WE WANT?”, shouts Leo. “CLIMATE ACTION!” shouts back the passionate crowd. “WHEN DO WE WANT IT?” “NOW!” HOT’s Zelly Restorick wholeheartedly marched alongside the peaceful Youth Strike 4 Climate.

Posted 16:28 Friday, Jun 28, 2019 In: Young People
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