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203. Co-operative schools – where values matter animation

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Coop Name: The Co-operative College N° of Employees: 35
City: Manchester N° of Members: 35
Country: United Kingdom Year of formation: 1919
Website: http://www.co-op.ac.uk Twitter: Link
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The Co-operative College is an educational charity which works from its home in Manchester with learners and co-operatives all over the world, from schoolchildren to African worker co-operatives. The Co-operative College is dedicated to the promotion of Co-operative values, ideas and principles within co-operatives, communities and society, from managing the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, birthplace of the modern co-operative movement, to pioneering work with schools and young people.

A new animation brings to life the ways co-operative values are embedded in co-operative schools across England. The short film follows students Rocky and Ravi (and their dog!) as they show the difference adopting a co-operative structure, and becoming part of a worldwide family of co-operatives, has made to their school. Rocky and Ravi, who are student members of their co-operative school, explain how co-operative schools are co-operatively owned and controlled by their members, including parents/carers, staff, students at the school and members of the local community. There are now almost 200 co-operative schools across England. The short animation, which was made by Accrington-based Huckleberry Films (creators of short animation The Story of the Rochdale Pioneers), was commissioned by the Co-operative College as a resource for co-operative schools.

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Natalie Bradbury
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