The University held a special presentation ceremony on Tuesday 5 July to acknowledge participation in a course focused on working with children and young people, successfully completed by 21 members of the Sangat Community Centre in Keighley.
The ‘Managing Behaviour’ course was attended by local Imams, Foster Carers, Nursery workers, parents and people who work in a voluntary capacity with children and young people. It follows on from the successful delivery of the Every Child Matters course which York St John University ran with members of the Centre last year. The Managing Behaviour course covered topics such as good and bad behaviour; understanding behaviour; and dealing with incidents. It was run by Dr Mike Calvert and Katie Simpson.
To celebrate the participants’ achievements, certificates were awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor David Maughan-Brown. The visit to York St John provided the men and women with the opportunity to celebrate their success and consider the higher education opportunities available to them.
Mohammad Azam, one of the Managing Behaviour course attendees added 'The course delivered by York St John University at the Sangat Centre has taught us a lot about managing behaviour. It has been great to gain a better understanding about supporting the needs of young people
Over the last three years, York St John University has been developing and implementing a series of pioneering community outreach projects which have been delivered at the Sangat Community Centre.