Speedwell Trust is a voluntary organisation established in 1991 to bring Protestant and Catholic children together through education. It is a charitable trust governed by a trust deed which sets out the objects of the trust –‘to encourage the advancement of mutual understanding through education by encouraging, supporting and developing cross community projects.

’Our vision is of a shared society that is tolerant and respectful to everyone. We believe it is important to give children and young people the opportunity to learn about each other’s traditions, understand and respect their differences and recognise and value what they hold in common.

The Speedwell ethos encourages children and young people to view it as normal to cross inter cultural barriers and through contact build better and, in many cases, new relationships with their peer group from a different tradition.’


“Very enjoyable day!”

A very enjoyable day with very interactive activities which the children thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank – you for helping the staff also!!  (Workshop: Knowing Me,Knowing You, 28 September  2016)

“Keep up the good work!”

The adults providing the activities are the greatest asset to this programme.  the children were engaged throughout due to the strong leadership given by Stephen. Keep up the good work!  (Workshop: Knowing Me,Knowing You, 28 September  2016)

“The children really got involved!”

Really enjoyed the walk and the hands-on experience of finding minibeasts.  The children really got involved in the art activity and the presentation was very informative. The children got a lot from their day.  Thank you both. (Workshop: Minibeasts, 27 September  2016)

“Excellent programme!”

Excellent programme, enjoyed by all! (Workshop: Team Building, 26 September  2016)

“Brilliant day!”

Brilliant day!  The children really enjoyed all of the activities. (Workshop: Team Building, 26 September  2016)

“An excellent day!”

An excellent day! Well organised and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.  Thank you very much from all at St. Mary’s (Workshop: Team Building, 22 September  2016)

“Great day!”

Great day!  All enjoyed and hadn’t the choice of whether to take part or not!  Less adventurous children did also enjoy!  Thanks  (Workshop: Teambuilding, 22 September 2016)

“Great range of activities!”

How the teams were split at the very beginning.  The variety of activities and how they were suited to all children.   (Workshop: Team Building , 8 June 2016)

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