Shared lunch for POD teams

Everyone based at the POD took an hour out to enjoy a shared lunch and Secret Santa present swap. POD staff were joined by staff from the BCC SEN Parent Partnership Team and Start Again CIC who are based in the POD building. Everyone brought in food to share with their Secret Santa gift and…

Smurfit Kappa Foundation Bookshare Project

We received the first delivery for the ‘Bookshare’ Project today. One hundred and fifty seven copies of ‘A squash and a squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson. The project which has been funded by Smurfit Kappa Foundation will give every child in year one in the Nechells EAZ schools a brand new book every month for 11…

FINs keep fit with Stuart

The FINs had a new keep fit instructor for their session this morning, Stuart from Start Again which is a new Community Interest Company that has joined us here at the POD. Stuart put the FINs though their paces and soon had everyone throughly enjoying their new work out, we would like to thank Stuart…

Nechells Memorial to Craig

The Nechells community and Craig’s family came together today to remember and celebrate the life of Craig Mannion. There was a beautiful memorial service held at St Matthew’s church, where Craig found many friends when he attended their services and joined their community. At the POD one of our newly planted trees which is near…

FiNs win Local Heroes Community Project of the Year 2013

Today a small group of FiNs travelled to Edgbaston County Cricket Ground to attend the Birmingham Mail Annual Local Heroes Awards ceremony. David Brookes – Editor Trinity Mirror Midlands and Jo Laider – Marketing Manager, Pallasades Shopping Centre welcomed guests to this prestigious event which was presented by the Birmingham Mail in association with the…

Red Watch Visits the POD

West Midlands Fire Service Red Watch fire crew from Aston Fire Station visited Megan’s Parent and Child Language Group at the POD this morning. Everyone thought the fire engine was great and the children took turns to spray the water from the hose. The parents learnt about fire safety and had a glimpse of what…

Great POD Post News!

Sergeant Simon Graham from West Midlands Police Nechells visited the POD this morning with some great news. Our application to the proceeds of crime fund for help with publishing the next edition of the POD Post had been successful and Sergeant Graham presented Noran with a cheque for £1,000! Our FiNs were getting ready for…

FiNs visit Evesham Country Park

After the cheque presentation by Sergeant Graham the FiNs climbed aboard the mini buses for their trip to Evesham Country Park, we were blessed with beautiful dry weather for our trip and everyone had a brilliant day. There were lots of shops and the FiNs were soon busy exploring the outlets and having an nice…