Young People's Parliament
Aiming to increase young people's understanding and awareness of political processes and encourage active involvement in their schools and communities
Back in 2011 we began our collaboration with Birmingham City University (BCU) to help local students learn more about democracy and citizenship. Ten years on, lockdown notwithstanding, we are still providing young people with the opportunity to develop leadership and creative skills, and to learn how big decisions are made. Young people are elected to the YPP by their school. They are responsible for organising socially impactful activities, they are welcomed into the University community and they experience talks by academic staff ... read the full story »»
The Green Mentor is coming to find you!
Funding received for Green Mentor for 2 years
No, not a late Halloween story but some great news about a new project starting in January, led by Handsworth Association of Schools. We will make available a green mentor to local schools who will help develop green projects with the chldren at your school. The projects might be on your school site or in a local park or green space. It might be an existing idea that you never quite got done or a brand new initiative. We think this is a fantastic opportunity and we hope you will join in the project when it gets underway.
Our vice chair, Eddie Edmead, says "It will be great to ... read the full story »»
Reading volunteers programme
For Primary and Secondary Schools
Through the support of reading volunteers, Handsworth Association of schools has developed the Reading Volunteer programme to help children struggling with their literacy skills to become confident and able readers, to access the education they deserve and achieve their potential.
- Being able to read impacts on learning and achievement in every area of the curriculum and children who struggle ... read the full story »»