Friends in Nechells win Community Award

Our Friends in Nechells (FiN) group were nominated for a community award and last night we were successful and have won £250 to support FiN activities. POD staff accompanied a group of 15 Nechells residents to the Nechells Community First Awards and Planning Evening held at St Alban’s Academy in Highgate. The evening was a…

Cheaper Energy Together

The POD hosted information sessions to see if Nechells residents could reduce their energy bills. Birmingham City Council and Solihull Council have joined forces to negotiate discounted rates for domestic users. The information was presented by staff from Chamberlain Forum who also helped residents log their information into the web site to see just how…

Red Watch visit Family Learning at the POD

Today Red Watch from Aston Fire Station, West Midlands Fire Service visited the Family Learning Group at The POD. They came in their big, red, shiny fire engine and brought firemen uniforms for the children to wear. All the children present got a chance to climb into the fire engine and use the fire hose……..our…

Heartlands Academy Maths Master Classes

The final session in the Maths Master Class hosted by Heartlands Academy took place today. The Children extended their mathematical skills using weights and measures to make fruit smoothies in the wonderful food technology suite. Year 6 pupils from Cromwell, St Joseph’s, Nechells, St Clement’s and St Vincent’s have been visiting the Academy to develop…

Nechells POD joins Local Giving

Nechells POD CIC have registered with Localgiving.com This allows POD supporters to make donations that will help us to continue with the work that we do in our community. Donations can be one off but at the moment there is the opportunity for the POD to claim matched funding for any donations that are made…

Red Nose Day 15 March

Red Nose Celebrations at the PODThe Nechells community held a coffee and cake morning and raised a wonderful £116 for Comic Relief. We took part in the “How will Jessie grow her hair back” sweepstake, held a raffle and sold cakes. The winner was Red Pompadour which had been chosen by Bernadette. We also invited…

Nechells Space Cadets

Nechells EAZ ran a Space Themed Numeracy Event which St Joseph’s school very kindly hosted. Year 10 students from Heartlands Academy helped with the Maths Challenges and were a real credit to themeselves and great ambassadors for their school. Pupils in years 2, 3, 5 and 6 from Nechells, St Vincent’s, St Clement’s and St…

GCSE English Celebration

The GCSE English group celebrated finishing their course at their feedback session today. The students took their GCSE English Language exam yesterday and met up today with Barbara their Tutor from Heartlands Academy to say “thank you” and talk about how the exam had gone. The group celebrated with a big chocolate cake and wonderful…