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The Walter Carrington Educational Trust

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The Walter Carrington Educational Trust was established to continue the work of the Constructive Teaching Centre on a charitable basis.

Walter Carrington founded the Constructive Teaching Centre in 1960. He had continued without interruption the training school for teachers of the Alexander Technique that was started by F M Alexander in 1931.

The Alexander Technique is a well-established educational method for improving freedom of movement and enhancing performance in all activities of living. It achieves this by teaching conscious awareness
of use and functioning; by the prevention of unnecessary muscular effort and tension; by allowing for the expansion and lengthening of the total muscular system. The Technique is used to reduce effort, for pain relief, for improving posture and breathing, and by many performers for greater ease and accuracy of movement. It is part of the curriculum in music and drama schools throughout the UK.

The main activities of the Walter Carrington Educational Trust are:

(a) teaching the Alexander Technique in a manner
consistent with the training programme developed by Walter Carrington at
the Constructive Teaching Centre in Holland Park, London, both to new
students and to qualified teachers who wish to continue their
professional development;

(b) maintaining and promoting the archives on the
Alexander Technique currently held by the Constructive Teaching Centre;

(c) delivering free informal workshops for teachers of the Alexander Technique;

(d) fundraising for and, when funds allow, administering
bursaries for individuals wishing to study the Alexander Technique; and

(e) providing introductory classes to the Alexander Technique for the general public.

These activities are expected to develop over time.

Charity No: 1139283

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