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Tummler School – Inspiring Purposeful Changemakers

Tummler School

‘Tummler’ is a Yiddish word for someone who gets a party going. 

And at Grow Social Capital, we think it is a good job description for anyone who wants to make a difference in our communities, partnerships, and organisations.

Think about parties where despite the music playing, no-one is dancing. Eventually, a few get on the dance floor which encourages others to follow. Those first few are Tummlers. But getting the party started is one thing. The capacity of others must be built in order to sustain the party to carry on without them. 

How can you be an effective Tummler and create the party you want to see in your world? One way is to meet and engage with other Tummlers.

Each month our Friday lunchtime Tummler School features a chance to meet someone who is doing something to make our world better. It is a chance to listen, learn and collectively grow from the conversation.

Whether you are active in social purpose, innovation and entrepreneurship, community development, active citizenship or an organisation wanting to increase its social impact – we can all learn by coming together to share insights, ideas and inspirations.

“Let’s get this party started” with janet hayward, OBE

Recently we had our last Tummler School of the summer season with changemaker Janet Hayward, OBE

We found out how one of the world’s top 50 teachers is inspiring transformational change for better wellbeing through children, their families and local communities coming together to tackle food waste and make better food choices.

Janet shared the story of the Big Bocs Bwyd project, winner last month of the prestigious Times Education Supplement prize for best ‘Community and Collaboration’.

What would Janet Hayward say if she has 1 minute with First Minister, Mark Drakeford? Find out below👇

Janet is now Executive Headteacher of Oak Field Primary in Barry as well as Cadoxton Primary, both schools serving areas of disadvantage. Cadoxton is an Ashoka Changemaker School, part of an international network which recognises schools for their vision, innovation and influence.

Each month Grow Social Capital creates a time and space to learn from inspiring people who are making a difference in our communities. Our online school is growing the tribe of Tummlers – those individuals who get the party going in their communities.

By growing not only their number but their capability, connectivity and confidence can we enhance the purposefulness of communities.

Watch this session below👇👇

Janet Hayward, OBE

Our 2021 speakers include:

  • February: Sophie Howe – Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner
  • March: Alex Hillman – author, educator, and community builder -operates Indy Hall, Philly’s oldest coworking space
  • April: Peter Davies – chair of WCVA, the Size of Wales charity and Community Energy Pembrokeshire
  • May: Julie Lee – the first female rugby league referee in Great Britain and Australia. Director of the Common Sense Initiative
  • June: Luke Takeuchi – chief executive, Rhondda Housing Association

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