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.
Thanks to all the families, staff, volunteers and partners who came along to Sparkhill Park on 23rd August to join in the fun at our local launch of Birmingham Forward Steps. In Partnership with St Paul's Trust, we ran egg and spoon races, built a pirate ship out of recycled material and even said hello to the Bookstart Bear.
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Last week, we were delighted to host our ‘Families Voices’ Consultation Event at Balsall Heath Children’s Centre, in partnership with St Paul’s Development Trust and Smartlyte.
The consultation was arranged as part of “The Community Cohesion strategy for Birmingham – Forward together to build a fair and inclusive city for all” outlines Birmingham City Council’s commitment and approach to promoting cohesion. The city consultation sought opinions and feedback via an online questionnaire.