Learn about Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience in a Free Two Day Workshop for Parents

HeadStart partners Wider Learning, following on from their successful Adult HEROs programmes in the community earlier in the year, and further workshops in October, have organised a new two day workshop for parents or carers who are interested in developing skills in behaviour management and positive communication, and in understanding more about the wellbeing strategies being promoted by the HeadStart team in schools.

This two day workshop will take place at St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary Academy, Malins Road, Parkfields, Wolverhampton, WV4 6AW:

  • Thursday 15th November, 9:30 am until 2:30pm

  • Thursday 22nd November, 9:30am until 2:30pm

Places are free! To find out more, or to book places, please contact Sue Westwood or Beth Wynn-Williams on 07508 358428 or at info@widerlearning.com.

Download a poster below:

Share your thoughts: HeadStart Wolverhampton Community Bases Review Survey

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As envisaged in our original bid to the Big Lottery, HeadStart has established a base in a community venue in each of our four target geographical areas:

  • Low Hill, Scotlands and Bushbury South - Low Hill Library

  • Heath Town, Park Village, Eastfield, Springfield and Old Heath - Eastfield Community Centre

  • Bilston East - Bilston Town Hall

  • All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall - The Bob Jones Community Hub

In keeping with the ‘test and learn’ ethos of HeadStart, these bases were commissioned for an initial 12 months period only.

It is now time to review the effectiveness and use of these HeadStart bases and to support this process you are invited to take part in a online survey by clicking on the link below which will lead you to a short introduction and a short series of questions.

Please complete this survey by close of play on Friday 26 October 2018.

Learn about Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience in a Free Two Day Workshop for Parents

HeadStart partners Wider Learning, following on from their successful Adult HEROs programmes in the community earlier in the year, have organised a new two day workshops for parents or carers who are interested in developing skills in behaviour management and positive communication, and in understanding more about the wellbeing strategies being promoted by the HeadStart team in schools.

This two day workshop will take place at St. Stephen’s CE Primary School on Woden Road, WV10 0BB on the following dates:

  • Thursday 4th October, 9:30 am until 2:30pm

  • Thursday 11th October, 9:30am until 2:30pm

Places are free! To find out more, or to book places, please contact Sue Westwood or Beth Wynn-Williams on 07508 358428 or at info@widerlearning.com.

Download a poster below:

Live blog from Getting Ahead at Panteinion Hall

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(27th September, 2018)

Getting Ahead is one of HeadStart’s targeted interventions to build emotional wellbeing, confidence and resilience, and today we’re joining you live from Panteinion Hall and nearby Fairbourne. Selected young people from Wolverhampton primary schools SS Mary and John, and St. Teresa’s, on the second day of their three day HeadStart residential, are working with HeadStart on a wide range of activities to build confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

Yesterday, the young people had participated in a range of digital activities, including digital orienteering with QR codes, and being introduced to their digital journals.

Today, the focus is on new experiences: pony trekking, beach play and team building, and kite building and flying at sunset! As the day goes on, I’ll be sharing photos, audio and video from the activities, via the wonder of mobile technology!

9:49am - Preparing for Pony trekking

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10:45am - On the trail

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11:20am - Back at the stables

11:30am - On the beach! 

Creative challenge - building stone sculptures

 

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High tide at the moment, but the sand will be appearing soon! 

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12:15 - Lunch

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1pm - Beach games

We have sand! 

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For a number of the young people, this is their first experience of the beach. Today is a beautiful day to experience it for the first time!

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3pm - Back to Panteinion Hall for a change of clothes and some kite building

We’re heading back to the beach for some sunset kite-building later! 

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6:30pm - Back to the beach to fly their kites

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What a fantastic day of new experiences and new friendships! 

More media coming soon, including quotes, additional video footage and more.

Watch now! Fantastic Newshounds videos share the impact of a HeadStart Summer of wellbeing, fun and friendship

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The HeadStart Summer 2018 programme was a great success, supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people and families through free activities which boosted confidence, encouraged teamwork and developed new skills.

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Activities focussed on our four HeadStart target areas:

  • Low Hill, The Scotlands and Bushbury South, where the main programme was led by our partners WV10 Consortium

  • Springfield, Heath Town, Old Heath and Eastfield, in partnership with Black Country YMCA

  • Bilston East, in partnership with Gazebo Theatre

  • All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields, and Ettingshall, in partnership with Black Country YMCA

There were lots of other HeadStart-funded activities too, organised through a range of wonderful voluntary sector organisations, and all shared with young people and parents through our ‘What’s On’ guide and our FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as through posters, flyers and

Now, thanks to the amazing HeadStart Newshounds media team, we can share some fantastic videos from the summer programme, showcasing just a few of the activities that took place, and speaking to the young people, parents and families about the impact that participating this summer had for them!

… so sit back and enjoy the videos and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great content from HeadStart Wolverhampton. Want to watch the videos one after the other? Here’s a YouTube playlist that contains them all.


#HeadStartSummer with the HeadStart Newshounds

Low Hill, Scotlands and Bushbury South

Heath Town, Park Village, Eastfield, Springfield and Old Heath

Bilston East

All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall