Although the Persona Doll approach was developed primarily for use in settings that work with young children, we have always been aware of the importance of supporting Equalities work in communities, with older children, and the wider world in which those settings are located.
In the past we have run projects in nursery schools and children’s centres, and recently we have developed very effective strategies that promote Equalities with practitioners and teachers as well as older children.
“Talking Points” Continuing Professional Development programme engages adults with equalities issues through short, open-ended discussion sessions.
The programme is flexible and can be adapted to your situation and your meeting schedule. The discussions are enhanced by appropriate cultural references, and are an inclusive and enjoyable way for settings to assess current strengths and future ways forward.
A model programme is available as a download purchase.
With “Empowering Voices” we are developing ways of using Persona Dolls to create appropriate safe spaces for older children to address issues of diversity and inclusion.
Again, we use a flexible approach to respond to the priorities of the settings we work with, to run workshop sessions where older children, KS2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-16 year olds) use their life experiences to create authentic personas and stories for use in Nursery and Primary settings.
The publication Empowering Voices through Persona Dolls; A Practical Handbook contains a full account of the development of this strategy.
To find out more or discuss your bespoke training needs, please contact us: