We’re sorry to say that the Farm will be closed to visitors in the weekday afternoons 12.30-4.30pm for the first four weeks of the school holidays. We will have large numbers of children in our care on these afternoons and need to ensure their safe supervision.
On a cold and wet Wednesday afternoon, during half term, we were delighted to help Smartlyte Ltd with their event at the Balsall Heath Library.
Smartlyte’s, ‘Families Learning Together’ workshop, helped families to raise awareness of the dangers of online illegal money lending and loan sharks. Families heard the story of how Amsty; an old computer who lives in the Library, scared away Mr Loan Shark with the help of his friend Mrs Anti.
Content Reposted From Birmingham Mail Article.
Birmingham children are to be offered free food and activities during the 2019 summer holidays.
Happy Healthy Holidays has secured £2 million funding from the Department for Education in a bid to help 18,000 children over the summer.
The pilot programme is the largest of its kind and is being led by Accord Housing Association together with Birmingham Playcare Network, the Active Wellbeing Society, and Sport Birmingham.
Caroline Wolhuter, Head of Innovation and Impact at Accord, said: “We are delighted that Happy Healthy Holidays will be co-ordinating the roll out of this scheme in Birmingham.
After many years’ service, the current Chair of Trustees of St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is to retire. St. Paul’s has gone through a challenging period but are now beginning to see growth in the organisation for the first time in over five years.
We are seeking a new Chair of our Trustee Board to lead the organisation into the next stage of recovery and onto a sustained period of stability and growth.
After over 40 years of loyal service to St. Paul’s Community Development Trust as a Trustee and Chair of Board of Trustees, Gill Coffin has decided to retire from her role at St Paul’s at the AGM in October. Having joined the organisation in 1979, Gill went on to be Chair of the Board for most of the following years.
Sunday 25th May – 7:30 pm at Moseley Community Hub.
496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH
Over the last six months plus we have been discussing the benefit of having a school dog at both the secondary and primary schools. Academic research has shown that dogs working and helping in the school environment can help to achieve the following:
- Improve academic achievement
- Increase literacy skills
- Calming behaviours
- Increase social skills and self-esteem
- Increase confidence
- Teach responsibility and respect to all life
- Help prevent truancy
- Motivate children who are often less attentive
After much research and discussions with primary stakeholders and other SEN schools and colleges who have successfully introduced a dog, we feel ready to make this commitment. I am really pleased to now introduce Simba!
Saturday 18th of May 2019
11am to 4pm
Our free first aid course for parents will be starting again next week in partnership with Smartlyte.
The 4 week course will be running at Malvern Street, starting Friday 10th May and Braithwaite Road, starting Monday 13th May.
On Saturday 9th April, we as a school where invited to watch Wasps vs Worcester in an exclusive box. The pupils had an amazing time and were given so many wonderful gifts that they will not forget in a hurry!
New Partnership Gives Hope to City Farm
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust are happy to announce that following lengthy discussions with a number of organisations agreement has been reached with The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) that will secure the long term viability of the Balsall Heath City Farm.
Threatened with closure since December 2018 St. Paul’s have been working with a number of organisations to try to secure the long-term viability of the City Farm. Now agreement has been reached with TAWS which means that the farm which has operated in Balsall Heath for over 40 years will remain open.