Final Day for DREAMS Easter 2014

Although it has rained all day today the fun continued inside the POD on the DREAMS Easter Programme 2014. Spiltmilk Dance continued to work with all the groups and the Scorpions presented their final dance programme to everyone just before lunch, they were all amazing! Stuart from Start Again had to abandon the days carefully…

Bloomsbury Library Reopens at the POD

Bloomsbury library will now be based at the POD. The library which will be located on the bus that is parked in the car park is being stocked with a wide range of books which will be changed to reflect the requests of the borrowers. The library will be open to the public from Friday…

Get well gift from Start Again CIC

Euan, who had a fall during the lunch time fun at the Easter DREAMS Holiday play scheme last week, came back to the POD today to collect a brand new football from Start Again CIC for being so brave when he attended Heartlands Accident and Emergency to have his wounds cleaned and dressed. Euan was…

Black Country Living Museum Trip

Birmingham Play Care Network have been working on a project about play with the year three pupils at St Clement’s CE Academy. Local residents were asked if they would like to join the project and they worked with Becky and the children to talk about what games and toys they played with when they were…

Bloomsbury Library Service re-opens at the POD

Bloomsbury library resumed the service in Nechells today, the library building closed in 2013 due to problems with the building, but today local residents were able to continue to use the service which is now based on a decommissioned library bus at the POD. Nechells POD Parents Forum were the first visitors when the library…

Pirates at Aston University

Year 4 pupils from St Clement’s, St Joseph’s and St Vincent’s all took part in the Mathematical Pirate Adventure Challenge at Aston University today. Students from Aston University have been working with year 4 pupils from each of the schools every week to develop their mathematical skills. The pupils enjoyed taking part in a series…

Outstanding Teaching and Learning

Staff from Nechells Zone Schools attended a conference at the Pavilion today. The speaker Isabella Wallace author of ‘Pimp Your Lesson and Talk Less Teaching‘ had a great programme lined up for the day and Heads, Teachers and Teaching Assistants all came together to ensure that the pupils attending our schools in Nechells get Outstanding…

Proud Past Bright Future Tree Update

Today was a big day in our Proud Past, Bright Future project sponsored by Smurfit Kappa SSK. Last year some of our schools took delivery of 10 sapling trees from Forest Schools Birmingham CIC which were planted in their schools grounds. The trees have all been well looked after and cared for and have grown…

Place of Welcome

The POD is now registered as a Place of Welcome, the first coffee morning was held today and 9 local residents came to have a chat, a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. The Place of Welcome group will take place every friday from 9am – 11am term time only. The sessions are being…