This item was included in the November broadcast.
It is the third in the Ealing series of interviews and features in which Debbie Golt explores Ealing women’s groups and other organisations and activities which have women’s well being at their core.
Traveller Women – Greenfields Children’s Centre and Ealing’s Travellers’ Achievement Service
Southall, West London, has a long standing Traveller community, especially Irish Travellers. Ealing’s Travellers’ Achievement Service works closely to support Travellers’ inclusion in many ways – one of which is highlighted in this feature.
Greenfields Children’s Centre in Southall has taken a leading role encouraging Traveller women and their pre-school children to become fully involved in education and culture sharing.
Debbie Golt spoke to June McHugh the Head of Centre at the child-centred building, where everyone entering crosses a symbolic moat complete with water features and plants – created after listening to the children’s own suggestions. June introduced her to 21 year old Traveller Anne-Marie Nolan, an assistant at the Centre, who first came there when she was on work experience in Year 10 – she is the second interviewee.
Debbie also spoke (on the phone) to Gwendoline Chin (Gwen), the Centre’s Project Developer, who had previously worked with Ealing TAS on an exciting opera project collaborating with the Royal Albert Hall. The feature closes with a comment from June McHugh about the RAH performance.
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