Food Net Cook and Taste course finishes

The last Cook and Taste session took place today, the group made home made pizza and bread and butter pudding. Everyone has really enjoyed learning how to make heatlhy nutritious meals from scratch and the sampling the delicious food. We hope to runs another Food Net Course at the POD Starting in September 2013. Other…

End of Term Coffee Morning

We are at the end of another busy half term here at the POD, where does the time go? The Friends in Nechells Group met up for a coffee and a chat and we took the opportunity to look at the POD web site to see the blogs and photos of all the great things…

Pirate Numeracy Challenge 2013

The Spring Term Numeracy project concluded today with a Pirate Challenge for year four pupils from St Clement’s, St Joseph’s St Vincents’s and Cromwell primary schools. The event was hosted by Heartlands Academy, year 10 students ran the challenges which were designed by our Numeracy Consultant Ian Teffer. The Numeracy Programme was run in conjunction…

Cook and Taste Group 2 complete the programme

The second Cook and Taste course held at the POD finished today, Chris Walker from Food Net did another fantastic course with our parents, teaching them how to make heathy and nutrituous food from scratch, the sessions have included dishes like fish pie, jerk chicken, pizza and curry along with wonderful deserts like carrot cake,…

Play Together Course Sucess

The final session for the Play Togerther Course run by Birmingham City Council Adult Education Family Learning Department took place today, the course has been very popular with our parents who learned about lots of activites and play ideas to use with their children at home and gained an understanding of how their children learned.…

Ladywood District Convention Saturday 9th February 2013

POD Staff attended a very successful Ladywood District Convention on Saturday and were lucky enough to be nominated for the Community Organisation Award 2013, the certificate was presented by Councillor Yvonne Mosquito, the Ladywood District Committee Chair and Leslie Poulton who is the Service Intergration Head for Birmingham City Council. We would like to thank…

British Red Cross First Aid Course

The British Red Cross First Aid Course is well underway here at the POD, there are sixteen Nechells residents all undertaking a six week course that will lead to a certificate in First Aid. This week concentrated on applying bandages and slings to injuries and strains. The course is both fun and informative and has…

Proud Past , Bright Future Tree Project

The Proud Past Bright Future Project which has been sponsored by Smurfit Kappa SSK started the tree planting programme in some of the schools in Nechells today. Paul Freeman, the Operations Director for Smurfit Kappa SSK in Nechells visited St Vincent’s Catholic Primary to plant the first tree for the project with the pupils and…