Season's greetings from the PBPeople.org.uk team – and where on earth has the time gone since our last newsletter? We couldn’t quite believe it when we looked back and saw that it’s been over a year since we sent out our last one. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to send out a quick update to wish our site visitors warm festive wishes and all the very best for 2015. Our intention is to send out another newsletter early in the New Year as we’re anticipating a number of new opportunities to be confirmed over the next few weeks – it already looks like 2015 could be a fantastic year for PBs both ‘home and away’.
Once again it feels fantastic to see that the PBPeople Forum continues to provide people with a place to network, share ideas and ask questions. Our global presence has been established with regular visitors from around the world - the number of posts and total views indicate how much PB work is going on as well as the number of people interested to read about it. Thank you to all those who contribute, thereby ensuring the lively nature of the Forum, both in terms of adding information or reading and then sharing with others. A recent post has highlighted a new set of resources called ‘The Worry Eaters’. John Fardon, PB trainer and Educational Entitlement Officer for Northamptonshire County Council, has just added to this thread introducing Stripey (aka Sepp), highlighting the work that he does with this ‘colourful’ character.
Many thanks John for sharing how you use Stripey in your day-to-day work. To read John’s and other feedback on the Worry Eaters please see the PBPeople Forum post.
PBPeople Trainer Meetings
Since our last newsletter we’ve held 3 PB trainer meetings in both Cambridge and Warwickshire - notes from these meetings are available for PBPeople trainers and trainees to access in the trainer area of the Training Room. One outcome from these meetings is our work on compiling a PB evidence-base and this continues both at home and overseas. Many thanks to Mayo Children’s Initiative for sharing their research and reports, and also to Melanie, Lucy, Terri and John for working to pull all the information together. Thanks also to Di Margetts and Donna Fortin for continuing to be on our networks in terms of detailing the history of PBs and advising on PB consistency. Our hope is that our next meeting will coincide with Di’s 2015 visit to the UK and a potential PB Conference in Ireland – we promise to keep you updated as soon as we know more.
So that’s if for now, and as promised we will write again early in 2015 as we think we will have some really exciting news to share. Until then we wish you all the best for the Holidays and please choose to watch this space.