Gypsy Roma Traveller Leeds
The permanent site of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Communities
It's by no means a complete list, but on this page in the Culture Section you'll find some books that we feel we can recommend for more in depth study or interest.
Get an interactive CD ROM that has been designed as a resource for teachers, youth and health workers who are new to working with young Gypsy Travellers and wish to know more. It's free to download or a small fee to order a CD-ROM.
The Romani Project at the University of Manchester has an educational Romani Language DVD-ROM, that is available to download for FREE.
We have collected cultural school resources so that schools can readily avail themselves of resources which reflect the culture, history, language and experience of Travellers. These resources can be viewed at our Resource Centre or we can offer INSET sessions in Leeds schools.
Get in touch if you would like to see the whole list. A spread-sheet is available to browse.
Leeds schools can order these resources through us.
It is very important for all children to see their home culture reflected in a positive way in the school curriculum and also for all children to learns about the different communities that make up our society.
The planning and purchase of these resources and including them in the school curriculum is a vital step in raising awareness and understanding about Travellers amongst all school staff and pupils.
There is an extensive range of materials available for schools on the 'Holocaust Memorial Day Trust' website, including Holocaust Memorial events.
The material also includes a letter written to school children, by Johnny Delaney's sister, warning them of the dangers of bullying, racism and prejudice and the impact that Johnny's death has had upon the family.
You can read Nellie's letter (in pdf) by clicking below.
The Times Educational Supplement - Teacher produced an excellent profile about Travellers and also how this can be incorporated into the national Curriculum for all children.
It can be accessed at:
A DVD, Wall Poster, Storyteller & Artist Portraits all wrapped in one attractive package.
It can be used to enrich the curriculum for all children. In writing this Learning Resource into schemes of work across the Key Stages it will help in the process of ‘inculcating race equality into the curriculum and moving teaching and learning on.’
It can be ‘a valuable tool for educational improvement, capturing pupil’s interest and improving attainment.’
Find out more, see video clips and find out how to order copies.
A brilliant new CD Rom from Mantra enables you to create a personalised booklet of your school in 19 languages.
Karen Taylor is a teacher who works for the TEMS Team in Cheshire (Traveller Education and Minorities Support) and publishes resources independently. The following publications will be of interest to anyone working with or involved with Traveller children.
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