Keystone is a forward-looking organization providing a range of workshops and talks designed to give parents and carers the tools to help children reach their full potential. We run public sessions as well as bespoke events for schools and other organisations.
What areas do we cover?
We address issues affecting children, from pre-school age to late adolescence, and are constantly developing our series of events. All our talks and workshops are designed to work alongside the National Curriculum.
We have a strong emphasis on supporting a child’s mental and emotional well-being with events that explore areas such as emotional resilience, anxiety, coping with bullying, and the effects of peer pressure.
Our current educational Keystone events cover topics such as phonics, general literacy, maths, coding, and verbal skills. We also address broader educational issues such as child development and learning through play.
What can you expect at a Keystone event?
There are two main types of Keystone event; Keystone Workshops and Keystone Talks.
A Keystone workshop is a small group event, led by a teaching professional, clinician or academic. It can include using hands-on materials or case studies and attendees have the opportunity to discuss the needs of their own children. The workshops are a unique opportunity for parents and professionals to work together to provide practical techniques that parents can use to support their children at home.
Keystone Talks are given by distinguished academics, practitioners or clinicians. The speakers give an in-depth examination of a specific topic and this is followed by a Q&A session. Each talk is evidence-based and attendees will be sent follow-up materials and videos after the event.
Our speakers and workshop leaders are vital to Keystone, and we are scrupulous in finding highly skilled professionals and academics. All of our speakers are actively involved in child development, education or research, and all Keystone events are evidence-based.
Where are we?
We are currently running most events in and around St Albans in Hertfordshire (20mins on train from London St Pancras). However, we also provide Bespoke Keystones, which means we can tailor events to suit a particular school, group of parents or other interest group in other locations. Please contact us to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are we?
Keystone was founded by Lydia El-Khouri and Kathy Weston.
A former project manager in post-conflict areas, Lydia has extensive experience in working with academics, journalists, and NGOs to establish effective lines of communication. She has designed and implemented projects on diversity, freedom of expression, and the eradication of hate speech. She has developed a strong interest in educational development and places particular emphasis on the emotional wellbeing of children.
Together with Kathy she produces and presents The Parents Show on Radio Verulam since 2009
Kathy has since founded and runs Keystone Aspire, a sister company to Keystone Workshops and Talks.