Young Gifted & On Track
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  • Carl Berry - Trade Accounts - B&Q
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  • Jay Xavier - Carpet Salesman
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  • Care and Community
  • Judy Thomas - Learning Manager Waygood Centre
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  • Paul Nicholson - Advisor to Society Club - Part time Care Worker
  • Richie Hornby - Blackie tour guide and enthusiastic gardener
  • Robbie Robinson - Bartender in Liverpool 8
  • Robert Ellis - Writing / Performing Producing a new Album
  • Ronnie Doforo - Further Education
  • Sabrina Steele - Dance choreographer
  • Stephen Mulrooney - Afro-Caribbean Dance Specialist
  • Stephen Small - Associate Professor African-American Studies
  • Steven Abdal Hadi-Smith - Project Officer Liverpool Supplementary School
  • Vinny Griffiths - Supervisor Sessional Worker – Youth Offenders Service
  • Yvonne Griffin  - Team Leader Family Support Liverpool Children's Services
I remember being in charge of the credits for an animated cartoon called ‘Three Feary Tales’. I worked with Steve Knox, Judy Thomas, Wendy and Bill.
I recall working with Bill on the choreography of a mixed music project for children. The event was held on the first floor. I also went with Sally to the Prince of Wales Trust Fund and to the Marks and Spencer Trust to raise money for the Black-E.
I cooked for the first time at the Blackie. It was a project called ‘Cooking in The Dome’. We made cakes, scones and apple crumble in the Blackie dome and took the food to school.
Joseph Brodie
Care and Community
Care and Community
I helped in the Blackie as a Volunteer when I was a teenager and learnt many things that enhanced my ability to work and converse with adults. I supported some of the kids going to the Elliot Clarke Dance School in London Road.
In 1989 I had been unemployed for 5 years. Bill Harpe gave me a CD on opportunities in the Post Office. I ended up working in the Postal Service for 14 years.
As far as I’m concerned if the Blackie wasn’t there I would not have had the same principles I have today. The place made me a better person. Bill and Wendy had a major influence on my life.