Community Plaything Visit 26th October 2016 Updated 25th October 2017
Hi Helen & the Team
I am getting myself ready for the visit to fit in with the date that is most convenient for you. Refer to http://communityplaythings.co.uk/, http:Darvell%20School.
I am preparing some songs, poems and stories from the Caribbean to get everyone involved in the day’s activities. Then we can round off with music and some dancing. I wouldn’t say I am verse in doing all the new dances that are more suited to the younger generations like the Ney-Ney. But I am still prepared to do what I can in the spirit of the moment.
Updates – 25th October 2017: Refer to https://www.facebook.com/public/Mervelee-Myers, http://www.leyf.org.uk, MerveleeTomlinson/Pulse… https://www.linkedin.com, http://www.jbsf.org.uk, http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/, https://twitter.com/rattynem, http://www.resourcesforautism.org.uk, http://www.morellomarketing.com, http://tiny.cc, http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research, http://www.mqmentalhealth.org/Mental-Health/Mental-Illness, http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents, http://www.express.org.uk, http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk, http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/getinvolved, http://www.ageuk.org.uk/getinvolved, http://www.icsouthlondon.co.uk, http://www.diabetes.org.uk, http://www.cruk.org, http://www.southwarkcarers.org.uk, http://www.ncvo.org..uk/trainings-andevents/events-listing, http://www.nurseryworldshow.com/london, http://www.aoug.orguk/awards, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.merveleeconsultancy.uk, http://www.hctgroup.org, http://www.jtfox.com, http://www.blackcardbooks.com, http://www.peachespublications.co.uk, http://www.personnelconsultancy.com, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBCqloBmT16XFBLAOPdvtFw. These are some of the Social Media platforms that my stories about my life experiences can be found. Also I have been involved in some forms of trainings and presentations. Sky News .
I will come prepared to do cooking that is simple and easy to fit in with the allocated time frame. I will bring the saltfish, ackee and plantains. Of course you can get self raising flour for frying, the cooking oil, onions, sweet peppers and tomatoes. Of course I will bring some spices.
I will come dressed in my Traditional outfit and bring along some artefacts. I am so looking forward to the day.
However I would like the School permission to video some or all of the activities we do…? That is so I can document evidence of my abilities to do presentations as part of my Continuing Personal Professional Development Plan (CPPDP). I am looking for innovative ways to earn money as I am not in paid employment at the moment.
As I have said I will make the arrangements from my end. All I need for you to say that the last Wednesday in October 2016 is the best options.
Kindest regards. Mervelee Nembhard-Myers FD.
Mr Cornelius Meir, Teacher Darvell School, Brightling Road, Robertsbridge, TN32 5DR
9th November 2016
Deleting of Video
Dear Mr Meier
Further to your telephone call on Saturday 5th November 2016 re my video on Social Media. I have had time to reflect and think about the conversation and what I can understand that you are asking of me. I understand that you are asking me to delete my video because it makes reference to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), http://www.leyf.org.uk . In the conversation you claim that Darvell School and Community Playthings are separate and parents are not aware of my visits. You further went on to say that the video was very hurtful and you are asking for me to delete it. Who is the video hurtful to might I, venture to ask?
Therefore I am of the opinion that the video in question is the one I made on the Wednesday prior to attending Darvell School to do the presentations. If this is not the facts of the matter I would be grateful for your clarifications. Since I did not make that video on Darvell School premises, I refuse to delete it. Also I would like you to clarify why you stated that the Community Playthings as an organisation parents were not aware of me coming to Darvell School. When I ask about the video that was made on the Wednesday I done the presentations. You claim that you would be discussing this with the Head Teacher.
Updates – 25th October 2017: The Head Teacher visited the classroom, the kitchen and the dining area throughout the time I spent at Darvell School. Therfore, someone have been influenced by LEYF to lose their moral compass. By saying that the Community Playthings parents were not aware of my visits to Darvell School is a lie. The first time I visited Community Playthings was for a training with the former employers LEYF. I have been asked to come back, now the third time to do the presentations by Helen. She is the one who always make the contacts. This was due to the fact that I stood out during the first time I attended for trainings. If the parents did not know of my visits to Darvell School, how come you gave me a reference to that effect. I also have evidence of my presentations on Social Media. It just makes me think differently about all the things that were said, especially when I had tea with your Mother. You told me about how she cared for her family and now it’s her family’s turn to care for her. What I would like to know is what price did you pay to sell out your moral compass to LEYF?
What I would like to know also if at this late stage when you called on Saturday, why have the Head Teacher not given his approval for the making of the video? Because you said you have to discuss it with him and I thought that was approved before. The Head Teacher came into the classroom and the dining area during the presentations. One of the pupils in the class is the daughter of the Head Teacher, therefore everyone is contradicting themselves. I am surprised that you allow (LEYF) to get you to stoop to their unprofessional levels that are akin to INSTITUTIONALISED CORPORATE PSYCHOPATHS.
Updates – 25th October 2017: After the stories that was told about the history of how Commnunity Playthings came to be established by Helen’s father and their struggles across Continents, I am surprised about your actions. But what is even more upsetting is listening to your Mother telling me about her experiences growing up in her Country which was similiar to mine. Then you asked the children to speak about what they gained from me doing the presentations. All I can say there is a GOD and you have shown that you have discriminated against me with the Modern Day Slavery practices that stop you handing me the video.
After much reflections, I have come to the conclusions that the only reasons that you made the call to me on Saturday was at the instigations of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) that is continuing the DISCRIMINATION that destroyed my health. Cause me to be out of a job from the 27th January 2015, blacken my name, ruin my reputation and destroy my character. All this with the conspiring and colluding of friends in high places and the SYSTEMS, I thought were in place to support me. Now I am very disappointed to say I have to add you to the lists of those that are collaborating with (LEYF) to discriminate against me.
Lest we forget how I came to have done presentations at Darvell School for the third time a few Wednesdays ago. I attended Community Plaything with the former employers (LEYF) for a training for the first time. I am positive I was only invited back because of my professionalism that I displayed at the training sessions. Over the years that I came to do the presentations I asked verbally for permission to video some of the sessions. Adhering to Ethical Guidelines which is part of my Continuing Personal Professional Development Plan that became part of the Defensive Practice from my studies with the Open University.
As a matter of fact the first visit when I done the Harry Belafonte Day Oh Song was videoed by you using my camera. The second visit I was given permission to video the act that was done. Each time I took photographs of the cooking sessions and these have been on my Social Media profiles since. Because of what (LEYF) have done to me. I lost my self-confidence, self-esteem and the ability to make informed decisions as I do not want anyone else to alleged that I acted unprofessionally. Whilst trying to make me out to be a CRIMINAL. That’s why on this visit, I ask permission about getting some of the sessions videoed as part of my CPPDP. I could use the video to promote myself and to get back into work.
It was agreed over the telephone the criteria for the videoing on the Wednesday I attended Darvell School to do the presentations. At no time did I use either my camera or mobile phone to photograph and take any images of the children, Darvell School or Community Plaything. Because the decision was made by you and the photographer Martin, which sessions were to be photographed and videoed? Therefore, I am finding it rather strange that you are telling me that you will have to discuss the matter with the Head Teacher. Since I have come to the conclusions that (LEYF) have gotten to you to continue with the DISCRIMINATION and do their dirty work…
I am therefore going to put in writing that I am expecting you to stick to the agreement we made over the telephone. I am expecting to be given a copy of that video to help me in finding a job. The video contains my INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES that can be of support in helping me to get back into work. Therefore since you seem to have lost your moral compass so soon after my visit and pondering to (LEYF) prejudices. I will demand my rights not to be directly or indirectly discriminated against by anyone. Because of the collaborative working partnerships between us over the years. I am willing to be respectful of those strong held values and beliefs I have of the company.
Meeting your mother and hearing her stories about her life which bear much similarities to mine, I am prepared to be forgiving. But I am asking that the copy of the video that was made MUST be sent to me as soon as is reasonable possible. Or else I will be adding your name to the list of those that have joined (LEYF) by discriminating against me. I will not only be adding your name, but also making this public when the appropriate time arrives. (LEYF) made my life a hell here on earth soon after I come back from burying my MOTHER in Jamaica and it has not stopped.
Now I am very sad to know that someone who I respected all these years can stoop so low as to allow (LEYF) to let them act against their better judgement. So as there are no misunderstanding about the contents of the video, I will make a list of some of the sessions that were photographed and videoed. Photos were taken of:
- Some of the resources in the classroom that I brought in and set up the room
- Resources in the kitchen
- Me peeling the Sugar Cane
- Children working at stations: kneading the dough, etc.
- Me cooking
- In the Eating Area
- Me singing tribute Song to my Mother
- The children saying what they got from the presentation & me attending the School
- Photographs with the group outside
Now you can explain why you told me that parent did not know about my involvement with the School. Maybe you are forgetting that each time I come to Darvell School I was in attendance at the group session and introduced to the Community. So are you saying like (LEYF) that you breached your own Policies & Procedures by having me coming to Darvell School on three occasions and parents did were not informed? (LEYF) mistake was to refuse me access to my FILE. From before I transferred from Luton Street back to South London where I was treated less favourable than an animal. Then they say they were not aware I have disabilities. My health was destroyed with their contingent policies and procedures in the Contract I signed on the 7th October 2009.
The rest is history, but I will not leave myself open to the DISCRIMINATION by (LEYF) and which you seemed only too happy to join. I feel the way I have been treated by the conversation that was relayed by telephone on Saturday have caused me to become DEPRESSED and leaves me questioning my self-worth. As stated in the video I was on the road to recovery, especially when I got the invitation to come back to Darvell School to do the presentations. But in one telephone conversation on Saturday, I was set back months into my recovery. I offered myself for research and will be attending a session tomorrow Wednesday 9th November 2016 at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Maudsley Hospital.
Maybe I might get some insights into why you chose to collude with (LEYF) to set back my recovery. Does this have anything to do with money and power? I have the money that was given to me and honestly I am thinking of finding a worthy cause to give it to. I just don’t want to keep it and spend it for myself as it will bring back very sad memories of the way I was betrayed by you and whoever else is involved in this sordid affairs.
With all due respects I am expecting to hear from you in the next two weeks when I will be given my copy of the video. The terms which were discussed between us by telephone.
Awaiting you earliest response.
Mervelee Myers (FD) Open
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