Bringing Jamhuri Day to Jersey

Deputy Malcolm Ferey speech at Embrace our Difference event.

It is important to promote a diverse workforce that ensures every individual, including those with disabilities, has every opportunity to succeed. As we look toward the future of our island, it is crucial that we embrace diversity in all its forms, recognizing that our collective strength lies in our differences.

Skate Space Jersey: Empowering Young Skateboarders for a Brighter Future

Skateboarding is not just a sport; it’s a culture, a way of life, and a form of self-expression.

Over the years, skateboarding has gained immense popularity and has evolved into a global phenomenon. It’s a sport that bridges age, gender, and cultural gaps, providing a sense of community and belonging for millions around the world.

Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights

Have you heard of Hidden Disabilities & The Sunflower Scheme?

What does the Sunflower mean?

People choose to wear to the Sunflower to discreetly indicate that they have a hidden disability and may need help, assistance, or simply more time. You can show your support for the Sunflower scheme by wearing a green or white lanyard.

It’s worth remembering, not every disability is visible, some are just not obvious.

A Moonlit Evening: Observing Chinese National Day from Jersey

The silvery glow of the moon, reflecting on the serene waters of Jersey, beckons a wave of nostalgia. It instantly brings to my mind a verse from the celebrated Tang Dynasty poet, Li Bai: “举头望明月,低头思故乡” (Jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè, dī tóu sī gù xiāng).

World Homeless Day & The Shelter Trust

World Homeless Day is observed internationally on the 10th of October. A day used to draw attention to the needs of those who experience homelessness and to provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, something which many islanders may think isn’t an issue here in Jersey.  Yet every night The Shelter Trust provides accommodation, food, support, and encouragement for around 125 people across their eight sites.

Celebrating and recognising neurodiversity

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Toni Cooper is Service Manager for the Neurodevelopmental Service at Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). October marks ADHD Awareness Month, as well as Dyslexia Awareness Week (2 – 8 October) and Dyspraxia Awareness Week (October 9 – 15). This gives us an opportunity to talk about each of these conditions, and neurodiversity more … Read more Celebrating and recognising neurodiversity

Celebrating and supporting languages in Jersey

Today, we celebrate European Day of Languages. This day was founded by the Council of Europe on 26 September 2001 to promote awareness of the importance of language learning and protecting linguistic heritage. As Languages Adviser for Jersey Education, I support schools to promote a range of languages. Research already demonstrates the linguistic, cognitive and … Read more Celebrating and supporting languages in Jersey

Public Voice: Common Ground at ‘Placemaking in Practice’, British-Irish Council, Cardiff, 2023