Healthy Living Parent Forum and FiN Meeting

Maggie Smith from CSV visited the POD today to talk about Bowel Cancer. Community members from the Parent Forum and the FiN (Friends in Nechells) came together for an excellent presentation and DVD covering this difficult topic. If you would like any further information please call into the POD for leaflets and further details on…

Brrrrrr it’s cold outside

We had the first heavy snowfall of the year today, schools asked parents and carers to collect children at lunch time as weather conditions deteriorated. Temperatures dropped to minus 3 and everyone scurried to get home to get warm and get out of the swirling snow that formed gentle drifts in the grounds of the…

Freshwinds Winter Warmers Donation

Freshwinds, a Birmingham based charity, donated some beautiful hand made blankets and scarves for distribution by the POD. Today we asked our FiN (Friends in Nechells) group at the end of their Plus Fit Session if they would like them and they were delighted to take them home to keep warm, especially after the snow…

FiN visit to Heartlands Academy

Heartlands Academy hosted a visit and laid on a super fish and chip lunch for some of the FiN group today. The Principal Mrs Jones and Community Director Mrs Buckingham welcomed the Nechells residents and talked about the wonderful new school and all the opportunities that there are for the young people today. Several of…

GCSE English Success at the POD

Tina and Jenny proudly shared thier GCSE English results with us today, everyone in the group worked really heard to gain the qualification and Tina and Jenny were two of the six students who achieved a grade C in English – well done ladies we are very proud of your achievement and congratulations to all…

FiN visit to Birmingham New Library

As Kay our Plus Fit instructor is on Holiday this week the FiN group visited the Birmingham New Library this morning. The weather was not brilliant, so unfortunately we did not get to see much of the secret gardens, but as we arrived early we had the Shakespeare memorial room all to ourselves and the…

Adult Education Computer Course

Students on the Adult Education IT course at the POD on Friday’s learnt all about making their own greetings cards as part of their session with Carol today. The students are all really enjoying the course and learning new skills that will help them take an active part in the digital age that we all…