Building Our Community
DVD-Video, 15 minutes
Produced by Cafesociety.org in partnership with Step4ward Ltd. & Hull Centre for Restorative Practices
"Building Our Community" is a 15-minute documentary about the positive impact of restorative practices at Collingwood Primary School, in Hull, UK, a city facing some of the most acute economic and social challenges in England. Once a school in crisis, with the adoption of restorative principles and practices Collingwood has built a highly positive school culture, created an exceptional sense of community and helped its pupils develop the skills to feel respected, secure, happy and able to make the most of their lives.
This upbeat and informative video features interviews with teachers, students and parents who share how they have benefited from the self-knowledge and empowerment that has evolved during the restorative journey. It’s an engaging introduction to restorative practices as implemented in a school that's determined to give everyone a voice and a strong foundation for academic and emotional growth.