St. Paul’s is pleased to announce that we have successfully been accepted onto the Tesco Bags of Help Programme.
During November and December we will be featured in a number of central Tesco stores seeking support for our final renovation works for the Ellen Gee.
This is a competitive process alongside two other organisations seeking funding and therefore we need your help by visiting one of the stores listed below purchasing an item and ensuring you get a token to place in the St Paul’s box!
Thank you to the wonderful team of 10 volunteers from Deutsche Bank who completed a Team Challenge last week. They have helped to make our outside areas much easier to use in all weathers, safer and the new planting is beautiful for our children to enjoy.
Thank you also to Birmingham Voluntary Service Council who organised this challenge.
Last night pupils and staff attended finals for The Next Generation Awards at Highbury Hall Moseley. It was a much anticipated evening with many schools around Birmingham participating in the event. The pupils at St Paul’s school took part in thinking of an innovative idea to spend £1,500 to improve an aspect of Birmingham. Our ideas were to raise awareness of children with hidden disabilities, a cause which is dear to us all at St Paul’s. Our idea was to create a sensory tree or area in Birmingham to allow anyone who may be stressed, even Parents, to have a safe and quiet area to calm down.
We are so proud to announce that two of our pupils have managed to reach the finals of the Next Generation Awards (NGA). NGAs have been designed to engage young people in Birmingham to become active citizens who contribute positively to Birmingham’s future! The competition is for schools within Birmingham to think of an idea that could improve their local community spaces. Pupils could win up to £1500 to spend on their idea.
We will be holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesdays between 10am and 11:30am for people aged over 50 to come along and have some refreshments and take part in activities in and around our City Farm. Please see the flyer below for more information or you can call 0121 464 1888 and ask for Anita or Hywel.
Monday 8th October 2018 was the St Paul’s Annual General Meeting.
Attendees were treated to a presentation on Family Learning by Hafsha Shaikh from Smartlyte , which recently won the Working with Families award at Nursery World.
For several years, our Farm was an integral part of Balsall Heath in Bloom, the areas’ entry in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition. This year we entered the smaller “It’s Your Neighbourhood” awards just for the Farm itself.
We are absolutely delighted to share that our joint project with Smartlyte: ‘#Get Balsall Heath Reading’ scooped first prize in the Nursery World Awards, 2018 in the ‘Working with Parents’ category. Our entry was one of five shortlisted finalists. Despite the stiff competition our joint entry came out as a clear winner! It was great to receive our award and certificate in a glittering ceremony, held in London on Saturday.
We are delighted to share our project with Smartlyte, ‘#Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has been shortlisted for the Nursery World Awards, 2018.
This is the second consecutive year ‘#Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has been nominated and shortlisted and is huge recognition of the impact and success of the parental engagement work it is achieving.
Developing and understanding our approach to children’s learning has been a journey of research and reflection which is always moving forward.