Learning during Lockdown

Recently a parent sent me a WhatsApp message. “Thank you, Hafsha. We have just visited Buckingham Palace and the Taj Mahal – all in one afternoon! Tomorrow, we are off to see the Pyramids! Thank you!”

The message connected with me on so many different fronts. Firstly, I pondered at the amazing ways technology has enriched our lives. Imagine visiting both these wonderful palaces in a lifetime, never mind in the same afternoon during lockdown! Imagine stepping into the footsteps of those who walked before. How did they live? How did they heat the rooms? What did they eat? How did they home school their children?

I also thought about the learning opportunities and the rich conversations that followed the virtual visits. The pictures drawn, the stories written, the role plays that filled rooms with laughter and the wonderful memories created in a time of so much chaos and worry.

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Read all About It! People with Passion Award!

We are delighted to share ‘Get Balsall Heath Reading’ has received the Community Award, for People with Passion 2020.

The lack of literacy impacts individuals and their families for generations. Adults with poor literacy skills struggle with employment, social inclusion, social mobility, self-esteem and struggle to support their children’s learning. And so, the long tail of disadvantage continues from one generation to another.

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Seasons Greetings

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Seasons Greetings from everyone here at St. Paul’s Trust!

Thank you to the children at St. Paul’s Nursery for designing this years card.

St. Paul's Xmas Card 2019

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Balsall Heath Community Festival – December 6th 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Balsall Heath Community Festival WILL be going ahead.

The Community Festival will now be taking place on Friday 6th of December between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Tickets for Santa’s Grotto are now on sale from Malvern Street Children’s Centre reception desk for £3.00 per child.

We do hope that you can join us!

Balsall Heath Community Festival Amended Poster

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Birmingham schools to give out free food over the summer to help struggling families

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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.

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Our Mission and Values

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St. Paul's 3D Logo

Following extensive consultation St. Paul’s Trust has amended its mission and values to reflect the environment we are currently operating in and the challenging financial climate. Trustees are mindful of the move away from community activities and will endeavour to work with other organisations to deliver community events.

If you wish to discuss the changes please contact our Chief Executive David.Cusack@stpaulstrust.org.uk .

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St Paul’s Trust Annual General Meeting

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.

AGM Literature

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Partnership with Newman University

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Newman University is delighted to be working with St. Paul’s Community Development Trust to give our students real-world work experience working with parents/families experiencing challenging situations in their lives.

Newman Partnership

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Welcome to our new website!

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A message from our Chief Executive

“Welcome to St Paul’s Community Development Trust new website!”

We have put a lot of work into the new website to make it informative, easy to read and navigate and to allow users to access services at St Paul’s as easily as possible.

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