Fit4Fun in the coming weeks will be hosting some great, affordable and accessible summer sports camps here in Handsworth; to help you get in shape or keep active! There will be a range of sports, such as: Football, basketball, rugby, dodge ball and many more fun activities including urban street dancing and fitness drills so find something that suits you and come along.
Monday 28th July 2014 to Thursday 31st July 2014
Monday 4th August 2014 to Thursday 7th August 2014
Fit4Fun Times: 10 am to 3 pm
Prices: £12 per day or £40 for the week (4days)
Venue: South and City college Handsworth Campus sports hall.
(Off soho road, behind the college campus Golds Hill Gardens. B21 9DP
For more information please contact: Joel-07450880018
With so many changes taking place in our Education, come along on Monday 14th July, bring your friends and participate. Voice is Power! So use yours to put your questions to some of the city’s top leaders.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org , to book yourself and your group.
Police have pulled the community together using a project to breathe new life into an ageing Handsworth youth club.
Residents, councillors, students and local businesses, joined West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Bob Jones and his deputy Yvonne Mosquito as well as detectives from Gangs Taskforce and the Handsworth Wood neighbourhood team to transform the Oaklands Centre.
Dozens came together this week (Monday 14 April) to redecorate the main areas of the centre and installed play equipment, including a pool table and games.
The centre-revamp ensured a welcoming environment for kids in the community to enjoy and keep them safe.
Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones said: “Yvonne and I were delighted to be present and meet everybody involved in this project. It is very inspiring to see what can happen when people come together to create something from which everybody will enjoy the benefits. I am sure this centre will become a place in which young people will enjoy themselves and this will help to strengthen good relationships in the community.”
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Yvonne Mosquito said: “This project has clearly strengthened the relationships between young and older people in the area and things can only get better as a result of this.”
Well as the month of May slowly looms, for many students across Handsworth this can only mean one thing, EXAMS! As a student currently doing my A-Levels I know exactly how much stress and pressure you are all under. So to help you to cope with the exam stress, below I have put some of my revision tips to help you cope (by the way these are in no particular order):
By this time you must have all your notes organised, make some revision cards, type up your notes or make some revision sheets. Have a look at all your Mark Schemes and the Syllabus for your units as they tell you exactly what you need to learn. All of this will help you to organise all the necessary information you will need for your exam. Remember the time that you put in now, will pay off!
Download an APP or take a calender and highlight the dates of your exams. This will allow you to keep focused on your revision and a countdown of the time remaining will put in prospective the urgency. Make sure every day counts!
3. Study Effective not Long
There is no point spending 10 hours studying your strongest subject or the units you already understand, take breaks and study in short bursts the information that you don’t quite know! This will guarantee that on the day of the exam you are prepared for any question that could possibly come up.
Make Past Papers your best friend! It is important that on looking at these papers you recognise key command words ‘describe’ ‘explain’ ‘evaluate’, do you know what they mean? What topics have come up previously? Practice is vital as you can not except to get the top mark on the day, nothing is guaranteed so ensure you are confident in your subject.
What is your motivation? Is it that university space? That job? Internship? Whatever your motivation is find it and keep it close because times will get hard, and along the way you will need to stay focused and motivated.
If you can get rid of things that will cause you distractions, this maybe: social media, music, your phone or family members. Whatever it is minimise your use and stay focused on your revision.
Work hard and enjoy your life, you must find that balance. If you have studied for 1hour take a 30 minute break doing something you enjoy. Join the gym or even go for a walk. Your mental wellbeing is vital so ensure you are healthy and happy.
These are just some of my tips, send them to anyone you know who may fins these useful, if you have anymore tips or you would like to talk to me about any points I have raised email me:
I would love to hear from you 😀 Keep the revision up and Good Luck!
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” M.X
So this is your today. Stop making excuses of all the things you did not do yesterday and just do them today!
So calling any male and female respondents living in the Lozells and East Handsworth area interested in taking part in a market research focus group. The topic of discussion will be ‘Immigration and Diversity’. The focus group will be taking place at a local venue yet to be confirmed, at the following date and time:
Thursday 10th April, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
The incentive for this research is £40.00
If you would like to be considered for the research please complete the short screener survey by following the link below:
A Masterclass in campaigning, lobbying and social activism
When: Monday 24th February, 6.00pm,
Where: City Year, Kind Edward House, 135A News Street, Birmingham, B2 4QJ
Lessons on how to become a catalyst for change from two of Birmingham’s leading activists, Jess Phillips organiser of the ground breaking One Billion Rising campaign and human rights activist Imandeep Kaur.
BVSC will be working in partnership with Birmingham City Council District staff, Birmingham Public Health and the Community Sport and Physical Activity Network (CSPAN) to enable the voluntary sector to access the health priorities that have been outlined in the district plan for 2013 for Perry Barr. The meeting will give the sector the opportunity to find out more information about the local health priorities, the current plans for how these are going to be tackled and draw upon the sectors knowledge and experience to explore ideas that will help to meet local health priorities.
Key Birmingham Public Health and district office staff will be present, offering the opportunity to answer any questions around the health priorities and the wider health agenda.
Monday 3rd March, 6:15pm – 8pm (Networking buffet until 8:30pm)
Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 2LR
Birmingham police have led a blitz on hotspots to make locals feel safer.
Officers teamed up with councillors, housing officials and council waste staff to clean up areas of Lozells and East Handsworth’s Leonard Road, Carpenters Road and Wills Street following complaints that graffiti and piles of rubbish were affecting local businesses and bringing the area down.
Over 100 properties were visited as part of the day of action with officers outlining their ongoing work to tackle a seasonal rise in crime and urging homeowners and shopkeepers to play their part by bolstering security and reporting suspicious characters to police.
Sergeant Kin Devi organised the clean-up. She said: “The action day was extremely well received and we listened to what local people felt our policing priorities over the coming weeks should be.
“As part of the day we held a safety session at Lozells Methodist Church for women. Due to its success we plan to hold a similar talk to in the coming weeks.”
Between April and December 2013 1,559 crimes were investigated by officers in the whole of Lozells and East Handsworth compared to 1,515 over the same period the year before. This equates to a rise of 44 offences.
InFamous Community Arts are a Midlands based collective. Infamous work with individuals and groups of all ages, using art and encouraging creativity to enhance both individual and collective experiences.
Oaklands Young Peoples Centre in Handsworth is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new mural on Friday 31st January, from 6.00pm. The unveiling of the mural marks the end of a 14 week project in partnership with Infamous Community Arts, with funding provided by West Midlands Police Building Blocks Fund and from the Handsworth Community Chest. A group of young people have been spending their Friday evenings designing and producing a 12m x 2.5m mural under the guidance of professional artists from Infamous Community Arts.
Oaklands would like to invite members of the community to attend the unveiling event.
For information please contact Desta Hall – 0121 523 7702