British Land in the community

We strive to be an active member of our Ealing community. By connecting local groups and people with partners which we have built relationships with, on topics such as education, employment, business and wellbeing, we seek to better understand important issues and share opportunities. Collaborating enables us to better serve our community in creative and more specific ways. Below is a snapshot of some of the most recent 2021 local initiatives, which we have activated in Ealing, especially for the young residents:

• Ealing ‘Young Readers’ brought to life by Questors: British Land are proud to have partnered with the National Literacy Trust for 10 years on the Young Readers Programme across the UK. As well as in-school activities, book giveaways and ‘booknic’ events across the borough in June and July, we collaborated with Ealing’s Questors Theatre who ran a fantastic interactive storytelling session for pupils of St John’s Primary School, West Acton Primary School and Woodlands Academy.

• Bringing theatre into Ealing schools with ‘Everything Has Changed’: We have supported performances of an in school show called ‘Everything Has Changed’ at St Eugene de Mazenod, West Acton and St Johns Primary School, in partnership with New Diorama Theatre. This joyful, kaleidoscopic new show was designed for 7-11 year-olds to reflect on the changes of the past year – why change happens and how to deal with it. This show was created by award-winning theatre company Rhum + Clay, made in consultation with a child psychologist and children across London.

• Ealing Young Carers & Create Arts: British Land have worked with Create Arts for 17 years, the UK’s leading creative arts and participation charity. We are hosting three weeklong arts initiatives with Ealing Young Carers Service for young artists aged 8–14, across music, visual arts and photography at Ealing Broadway shopping centre.

• Future Careers: We are keen encourage the next generation to aspire, with a range of opportunities. In July we completed a British Land Virtual Work Experience in Property – where young people (aged 15-18) who are interested in the property and real estate sector gained insights from industry professionals from with our company and some of our current partners.

Apply Now – We have an ongoing AD-Cademy opportunity, which is a free, virtual gateway into the world of advertising, tech and media, for young people aged 18-25. https://ealingworkwest.com/employment-programmes/

Apply Now – For those in years 12 and 13, who are interested in studying architecture, we have the Accelerate Programme with Open City, a pioneering design education and mentoring programme aimed at increasing diversity in the built environment professions.

To find out more information on these projects, get in touch with us using any of the methods listed below.

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