Project background & challenges
In February Cardboard Citizens were delighted to receive an Extension Award from the Wellcome Trust to further develop a theatre project exploring neuroscience and The Heritage of Violence. It’s an ambitious project and one made more so by a very tight schedule. Although the project was designed and funded to go into schools, we had no firm commitment from our identified schools, just a conviction that it would be of interest to them. But a niggling doubt remained – Is it something that they need and want? What happens if not?
Action learning set – high challenge/high support
At the time when these challenges were being faced, I had been a member of an action learning set funded by A New Direction (AND) for three months and had contributed to presentations made by other set members – asking clarifying, then open questions to support and challenge the presenter towards identifying specific actions towards desired outcomes.
Having decided to present, I had a decision to make: whether to present on a personal work related issue, or to use the opportunity to present on the A Heritage of Violence project. Having been reassured that it was ok to present on a specific project, I decided to do so. I’m glad I did. (more…)