After working in engineering, I retrained as a Primary teacher. Spending over ten years in the classroom, I progressed to a Deputy Head post in a challenging area of the City. My ideas around community learning were taken up by the City Council and a joint Government Office ESF ERDF bid to raise standards through the innovative use of ICT where I was head hunted to act as a community/learning consultant to a project which spanned Liverpool learning networks. After three years consulting on the project, I left to work for the Dark Horse Venture (a charity for the over 55) to pilot an intergenerational learning project, the Schools Intergenerational Nurturing and Learning Project, SIGNAL). I have continued to run this project through Liverpool Hope University, securing an MSc in researching its citizenship educational / volunteerism links. I am presently completing a PhD investigating the links to student perceptions of Service-Learning and the value to curriculum design. Working the project through Liverpool Hope University, I have received several awards for my service to community; this has included one from the City Council, one from the Chief Constable, two from Rotary International and one from the Liverpool ex-regimental and services association for his intergenerational work.