Ellie Sherwood, who went out to Romania with Libra in the Summer as Music Therapist , working on all five projects, has been honoured for her work with a prestigious award.
She has been named as Postgraduate Student of the Year in the Faculty of Humanities at Manchester University for her extra -curriculum work with the Roma community in Manchester, and her project work for Libra in Romania.
Ellie received £100 for being awarded a 'Distinguished Achievement Award'. after being nominated by her tutor Caroline Bithell.
She said: "Elinor has devoted herself to an impressive range of community-based projects across Greater Manchester and overseas, while producing academic work of the highest quality. She acted as Principal Music Leader for a project working with children of Roma heritage, gamelan assistant for music therapy sessions at the Seashell Trust, piano teacher with the charity Moodswings Network, and music leader on summer projects for children in Romania. As a klezmer musician, she has made a major contribution to the local Jewish community, playing for religious celebrations, weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, organising concerts at Heathlands care home, and performing at the Jewish Museum. She was invited to present a paper based on her Roma work at a specialist conference in New York."
Ellie is now working for the Participation Team at Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Libraâ€™s Therapy Trustee, Ros Urwin, at the 1st International Scientific Conference on Occupational Therapy in Bacau. https://t.co/OB6mNKWTni
Vols @brockcollege sold 100s of xmas cakes to raise funds for trip to Romania Summer 2017 to help disadvantaged chiâ€¦ https://t.co/ElBxjEYk2D
The Onesti Camp team enjoying the peace and quiet in a very beautiful part of the world. And then they had to do a bit of "gazebo assembling" and activity preparation! Well done to all of you!Jul 9th
In preparation! Adrian Woodroffe has been helping to carry car loads of food and equipment to the projects and has generously assisted with taxi runs all around the County of Bacau and beyond; we are so very grateful to him for his support! We were delighted to be greeted by Maricica, the caretaker on the Onesti Camp project who once again has prepared the school beautifully and (reluctantly!) handed over various sets of keys! The Moinesti leadership team arrived in good time for the training this morning and were absolutely delighted to see the beneficiaries ready and waiting! The final photo is a taste of the activities prepared for tomorrow! Libra are here at last!
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