BIG Lottery Safe Haven Project

Great news for Nechells POD. Today, 1 June 2015, Nechells POD starts the Safe Haven project funded through the BIG Lottery, Reaching Communities grant. We are really excited as this will mean we can support Nechells residents with training and sessions that will help them into employment, education or volunteering. We will also be further…

Jubilee Centre Film about Gratitude

The Jubilee Centre who are part of Birmingham University have just sent the POD a link to a film they have made about what gratitude means to people. The POD was visited and filmed as part of this production click here to see what Gratitude means across the UK and to our community in Nechells.…

Torch Relay 2015

The olympic spirit came back to Nechells schools today, the 2015 relay took place between our Zone schools in preparation for the Nechells Zone Games which will take place next Friday 19th June at the Alexander Stadium. This year the cups medals and ice creams have all been sponsored by Homebase. Thank you Homebase it…

Nechells Zone Games 2015

The Annual Nechells Zone Games took place today at the Alexander Stadium. Almost 1000 pupils, parents and staff came together for a fantastic day of sports and activities.The medals, cups and ice creams were all sponsored by a generous donation of £1,000 by Homebase through our Ladywood Business in the Community Connector Simon Jennings. The…

BookShare 2015 Celebration Event

Today we celebrated the end of the second year of the BookShare Project funded by Smurfit Kappa Foundation. Following the success of last years project the Foundation decided to very generously increase their sponsorship to include funding for topic boxes of books for pupils in year 7 at Heartlands E-ACT Academy and to provide a…

Bloomsbury Nursery visit Olivia and Elsa at BMAG

Shantel joined staff and children from Bloomsbury Nursery and Children’s Centre this morning for the opening ceremony of the Little Hoot Project. Everyone was very impressed with all the different designs used to decorate the little owls and they were especially please to see Olivia and Elsa our Nechells owls and looking forward to following…

Numeracy Project 2015 Second Day of Activities

The Around the World Numeracy Project continued today with even more pupils enjoying this fun way to learn. Comments from Teachers taking part included: Super event! The challenges were fantastic and worked to different strengths of the mixed ability children. Activities are fun, so the children were fully engaged. The activities were worded well and…

Community Lunch Easter 2015

Today we held our end of term community lunch, everyone had plenty to eat, a good natter and great fun drawing the raffle numbers. The raffle today raised a brilliant £66 and will go to support Start Again CIC with their fundraising trip to Africa this summer. There will be another lunch in July come…