Culture Fusion and the Peace Museum

The Peace Museum has a designated area at the  new state-of-the-art youth centre  Culture Fusion, which is on Thornton Road Bradford, close to the new City Park and a five minute walk from the Peace Museum itself.

What is Culture Fusion?

Culture Fusion

Culture Fusion is a building designed by and for: “The children and young people of Bradford to have a positive impact on inclusion and cohesion across the city by (encouraging) working and learning together.” Culture Fusion encourages children, young people and partners from different social, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds,  to come together to make a real difference to individuals and the local, national and global communities in which we all live. The Peace Museum is delighted to be a Culture Fusion partner and we have a fantastic designated space within the building, from which to offer learning and education opportunities focusing on diversity, equality, peace and cohesion. The Peace Pod and Peace Studio are at the heart of Culture Fusion, they offer an exciting and engaging  space for children and young people to come together to learn from and about each other.

The atrium and Peace Pod at Culture Fusion.

The Peace Museum staff work with key partners (e.g. the YMCA, the Innovation Centre Bradford and the Schools Linking Network) to provide a stimulating environment, exhibitions, activities, and inclusive educational experiences for children and young people, plus teachers and members of Bradford’s many diverse communities.

Peace Museum Programmes at Culture Fusion 2011 – 2012

1. Sport, Courage, Peace and Friendship

Our major focus this year is on sport, the Olympic and Paralympic values and peace and friendship. The Olympic and Paralympic values are:

  • Respect
  • Friendship
  • Excellence
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Inspiration
  • Equality

Sport, Courage, Peace and Friendship

We offer activities and workshops based on stories and visual literacy for all Key Stages. These are cross referenced to the National Curriculum programmes of study for History, Citizenship, English, Art and ICT and address aspects of SMSC. Content is linked to the book and CD ROM, Sport, Courage, Peace and Friendship and/or the Playing for Peace exhibition boards (this work has the London 2012 Olympic Truce Inspired mark and Bradford’s very own Olympic Gold mark).  Both may be purchased from the Peace Museum. The sessions incorporate hand held learning alongside more traditional approaches to teaching and learning.

Using hand held devices.

 

2. Peace Not Prejudice and The Peace Challenge

This project based work looks at the development of the Bradford Metropolitan District as a diverse, challenging and exciting place to live. It encourages children and young people to find out about peacemakers and peace-making then and now and poses the ‘big question’ This is what they did then, what can you do now?’ As with all our education provision this is linked to National Curriculum programmes of study e.g. History, Citizenship, English, Art and ICT, plus RE and aspects of SMSC. There is  a book ‘The Peace Challenge’ sponsored by the Soroptimists International (Bradford) and a poster pack ‘Peace Not Prejudice’ available from the Peace Museum for use in schools and the community, to support and extend this work.

The Peace Pod

3. Bespoke Sessions

It is possible for the Peace Museum to design and offer sessions to fit particular needs. Should you wish to have a bespoke session at our Culture Fusion base, please contact Diane to discuss your requirements.

Where is Culture Fusion?

Culture Fusion is located at the former mill on Thornton Road at:  125 Thornton Road, Bradford BD1 2EP, near to the Bradford City Park and a short walk from the Peace Museum. The Peace Pod and Peace Room are available (as are the buildings other facilities) for hire by schools, faith and community groups at a modest charge by prior arrangement. To book a Peace Museum session at our Culture Fusion base please  email [email protected]  or telephone 07807 348286. Culture Fusion

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