Outerbridge are proud to have developed the new website for the Early Pestalozzi Children Project. The Project approached us for help in creating a new WordPress website that would help them to provide information about the project, contact former residents of the village and communicate their aims to a wider audience.
The British Pestalozzi Children’s Village Association was founded in 1947 by Dr Henry Alexander (a German, Jewish refugee, who moved to UK before the Second World War) and Mrs Mary Buchanan (a British sociologist). Based in Sedlescombe in Sussex, the community initially accommodated European children orphaned as a result of the Second World War. Children were housed in small national groups where they were educated in their own languages and cultures. The plan was based on the theories of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, the 18th/19th century Swiss humanitarian, pedagogue and educational reformer.
The Early Pestalozzi Children Project was set up so that the former children of the community could recover their story, have it recorded for posterity and share it with others who might make a difference in the lives of deprived children. We wish them every success with their fascinating project.
You can find a wealth of information about the project at The Early Pestalozzi Children Project.