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Kathleen McCarthy wins community engagement award


Congratulations to Kathleen McCarthy and the rest of the team behind the project ‘Bridging the Gap’ (the Mile End Community Project, Mahera Ruby, and Special Education Needs Coordinators in East London primary schools), which was a winner as Queen Mary's Community Engagement Awards 2018! The awards webpage said this:

Dr Kathleen McCarthy led Bridging the Gap, a project on heritage language and intergenerational storytelling within the local Bangladeshi community. The project brought together the youngest and eldest members of the community through school workshops, the production of three short films and a large event in the QMUL Octagon. By collaborating with local families, primary schools, community projects, and a film maker, the activities enabled children, with the help of their parents, to document the stories told by their grandparents.