Bookshare celebration

This afternoon we celebrated with the Smurfit Kappa Group where for the third year running the SSK Foundation sponsored our fantastic Bookshare project. Year one children in our local schools each received a book every month to encourage families to share and read books together. Our penultimate book is Bat Mouse, written and illustrated by…

Tesco Visit

Our trip to Tesco’s Aston branch this morning was amazing. We would like to thank Mark Van Beeumen and staff for making us all so very welcome and for the fascinating insight into what goes on behind the counters in the bakery, delicatessen,fishmonger and fresh fruit and vegetable departments at Tesco’s. We all got to…

Safe Haven Coordinator

Our Safe Haven Coordinator, Sheena Begum, has been very busy organising lots of Family Learning opportunities for Nechells residents. So far we have Family Fitness, Story Telling and Arts and Crafts sessions to keep families occupied after school both in the holidays and during term time. Sheena has also planned a Community Café opportunity each…

Katy’s Last Pamper Sessions

Today Katy provided her Last pamper sessions to the POD visitors. She has been working with the POD providing massages, manicures and beauty treatments to the Nechells residents for the last 6 years. All the POD users who have taken part in her pamper sessions are really going to miss her and they are all…

Heartlands Year 8 Art Project

Students from Heartlands Academy taught our FiNs(Friends in Nechells) wonderful art techniques last Wednesday the 13th of July. Our FiNs really enjoyed spending time at the school and learning the art techniques which the year eights showed them, here are some of the photos form the day:  

ESOL Class

Our English For Speakers Of Other Languages class has came to an end for this term. To celebrate everyone’s hard work in the class Kevin and Keri, the class tutors, awarded the class with certificates and goody bags with some nice treats. We are proud with the progress of the students in this very popular…

Today’s Place Of Welcome

We had lots of the Nechells community attend Place of Welcome today, accompanied by the lovely weather. It was wonderful seeing everyone getting along and chatting away. We also had a special visit from Jacqui Kennedy, we really enjoyed her visit and she was very interested to hear about what we are doing at The…

Celebration Event at Nechells POD

Celebration Event at Nechells POD   Saturday 11am- 1pm         Saturday 30th July 2016   We have had great fun this week with children from Cromwell and St Joseph’s schools. They have been preparing for our POD Celebration and Book Launch. Earlier this year a group of elders from the community wrote a book about what…