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.’


“Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!”

It was very refreshing to see how knowledgeable and respectful all pupils were about each others similarities and differences.  Excellent variety of active, written and group orientated activities that are thought provoking in a positive age appropriate manner.  I look forward to working with Speedwell in the future. (Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 18th October 2017)

“Great active Learning!”

I loved everything!  Very well organised and effective.  Children and teachers enjoyed the day from start to finish.  Good mix of activities which kept the children interested.  I would do this visit again in future years.  Thank you (Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 12th October 2017)

“Interactive and Practical!”

A fun morning with a variety of engaging activities that kept all children on task.  Very well organised.(Workshop: Energy & Electricity, 9th October 2017)

“Lovely day, interactive & enjoyable!”

Children very engaged throughout and integrated well with other kids.  Loved “All About Me” spinners idea! (Workshop: Knowing Me, Knowing You, 12th Setember 2017)

“Wonderful Experience!”

Stephen, Melissa and Jill were excellent – so friendly, so well organised and absolutely brilliant with the children. We will definitely be back and will recommend to other teachers/schools.  Fantastic work!! (Workshop: Symbols through Orienteering, 19th June 2017)

“Great Learning!”

Children learnt a lot today – as did we.  Thank you.(Workshop: Respecting Difference, 23rd May 2017)

“Brilliant Day!”

Children loved learning about flags – something we don’t get to do often!. (Workshop: Respecting Difference, 23rd May 2017)

“Super, Super, Super!”

Super organisation, super weather and a super mix of activities.  Loved the way orienteering was clearly integrated with flags and symbols.  Many thanks for the fun. (Workshop: Team Building, 19th May 2017)

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