NEWHAM FAMILY TREE

Family Tree

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Piloted in Newham – www.familytreeofnewham.org – the Family Tree aims to collect and share stories which show the huge benefits diversity has brought both in the past and today. We want to raise awareness of the positive contributions from individuals and groups, much of which so often goes unrecognised. By bringing stories of these role models to light, it can help break down barriers, and also help people feel how much they belong. Taking these stories to as wide an audience as possible will build greater understanding of our communities and challenge division, stereotypes and myths – in particular the myth that diversity is a recent, negative phenomenon. Having run it as a pilot in Newham, which involved schools, community groups, individuals and local businesses – we plan to offer the Family Tree as a model that can be developed in other areas.

How you can get involved:

Great British Community Poster We would love to hear from you if you would like to help with the Family Tree of Newham.
And here’s how….

Research for us – do you want to help research the stories that will feature on the Family Tree?

Suggest a story – do you know of someone whose story needs to be told?

Write a story – would you like to write a story yourself? If so, email us and we will send a form for you to use.

Have a look at the ‘Story Subjects’ in the next box to see more about the sort of stories we’re looking for.
Please contact us on info@greatbritishcommunity.site if you have any questions, suggestions, or simply want to find out more.

Newham Family Tree Stories:

 

Link Up (UK) is looking for stories that represent the “best of the borough”, to be displayed on the Family Tree of Newham website:

  • We want stories about the people, places, groups, events, businesses etc. which have made a positive contribution to Newham.
  • We also want the stories of people from Newham whose positive contribution was felt elsewhere, perhaps even internationally.
  • “Positive contribution” can range from a lollipop lady and someone who volunteers their time, to an Olympic athlete and a Battle of Britain hero. Plus every shade in between! We want to hear from every part of Newham life, not just the headliners, but the everyday heroes too.
  • People who go above and beyond what is expected, whether in their jobs, or in their communities by sharing time, resources, work, education, interests, supporting others ……
  • People, groups and organisations who help make improvements in many areas of life. Community cohesion and education opportunities for example, or perhaps who have changed perceptions of diverse groups for the better.

By displaying the stories that show the best of the borough, we will show the positive contributions all its diverse groups and communities have made, together.

The Latest Blogs from the Newham Family Tree Project

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis Linda Lewis, once described as the ‘Cockney-Jamaican Gracie Fields’, is one of Britain’s most respected and talented singer songwriters, with a career spanning more than four decades. With her five-octave vocal range, she has fused folk, soul, pop and reggae into a unique signature sound that is now an integral part of the… Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity

My name is Russell, and it is my pleasure to have been working with the Link Up team for the last few months. I graduated last year from Birkbeck University of London with a BA in history, and decided to further my interest of historical research and writing by volunteering to work on the Family… Continue Reading

A Very Big Thank You!

We’d like to thank the students from around the borough who took part in the first phase of our pilot programme in Newham. Students from Lister School, Langdon School, the London Academy of Excellence and the West Ham United FC Kikz programme researched the history of diversity in their area and the benefits this diversity has brought. They have been collecting information and interviews with local residents, and presented their findings at West Ham United FC. Continue Reading

Family Tree Project Update: 6th June 2014

Family Tree Project Update: 6th June 2014

This has been a wonderful week for the project, with groups from Lister Community School, and West Ham Kicks delivering their final presentations. The penultimate few days were a veritable flurry of activity with final tweaks to slides, and practice sessions to fine-tune delivery and content, with good results. The presentations, held in the Press… Continue Reading

The Family Tree Project needs you!

The Family Tree Project needs you!

We’ve had another busy few weeks, with all our young research groups now polishing off their interviews and turning them into presentations. Despite being the last groups to join the project, both groups at LAE completed their involvement delivering their presentations to over 500 of their peers. Opting to create edited videos to deliver their… Continue Reading

Creating short films and videos 6: Quick Editing

Creating short films and videos 6: Quick Editing

If you been following over the past few weeks you’ll know we’ve created unique resources to help  your make your own  short films. Now you’re ready to edit them. If you believe in the work we do and want to help us spread the message, then please use or share these films to learn about film techniques.… Continue Reading

Family Tree update: 24th April 2014

Family Tree update: 24th April 2014

The new term has started, and students at Lister Community School have been hard at work again.  With the deadline for completing their research and presentations, students spent the day on Wednesday visiting a host of local groups and centres.  Starting the day at the Katherine Road community centre, where they met with staff and… Continue Reading