Month: December 2014

First Australian to train to be a conductor in UK

I saw this post on Ruth Wales’ (nee Stange) Facebook page  about an exciting piece of news for Australia. An assistant at Carson Street School, Western Australia has been accepted onto the conductor training course at the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham, UK for September 2015.

The media release posted by Ruth says:

 

Jessica Cornelius, an Education Assistant at Carson Street School, has just been accepted to train at the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham, UK.

Jessica will be the very first Australian to train as a Conductor. This is a huge commitment and the School is very proud of her achievement.

Carson Street School is the State’s only Education Support Primary School and the only school in WA to provide the unique program of Conductive Education.

Qualified Conductor Status (QCS), which is a worldwide recognised professional qualification and enables graduates to be employed as a Conductor. In addition to QCS, graduates receive an honours degree in Conductive Education.

 

I have not been able to track down a link for it on the Internet. There is no mention of it  on Carson Street school’s website that I can find either.

 

Good luck to Jessica!

 

 

 

UKparliamentary debate on cerebral palsy today

Today there was a government debate on the education of children with cerebral palsy in Westmister Hall from 9.30am to 10.37am.

This was chaired by Mr Philip Hobone, and the discussion opened by the MP for Fareham, Mr Mark Hoban, who describes cerebral palsy and refers to his own support for the Rainbow Centre in his constituency. Other speakers included the MP for Selly Oak, Birmingham, and the Under Secretary for Education, Mr Edward Timpson.

For further information,  see the recorded contributions of these three politicians at

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays-commons-debates/read/unknown/899/

Peto Andras College takes Conductive Education to Transylvania

A Hungarian news item today reports on a three week programme of Conductive Education in Transylvania, Romania, provided by conductors from the Pető András College, (the newly re-named  Pető Institute).  In July  candidates from two villages took part in   a selection process and the three week course has just finished.

http://magyarkurir.hu/hirek/konduktiv-pedagogia-csikszeredaban-es-gyergyoszentmikloson

No mention is made of further sessions as far as ! can tell.

The report refers to the Institute , not the College,  but I have used its new name here.