Throughout January, we have been very busy delivering HEROs across the City.
Bantock Primary, Parkfields Primary, Loxdale Primary and Moreton School have now all completed their training. All the young people now have a much better understanding on how to work as a team, what empathy is and have ways to resolve conflict.
Westcroft are half way through their training, with the HYPE Team adapting the delivery to focus on what makes a good friend, as well as understanding their own, and others emotions.
The HEROs Plus Programme is now in its final stages or preparation, and we are all really keen to get the it launched within our schools!
HeadStart Area A (Low Hill, Scotlands and Bushbury South) and Area D (All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall) have now recruited their mini ambassadors. Young People from Moreton got together on Thursday 18th Jan and discussed their area, and what they would like to see change. On Friday 19th, young people from Colton Hills attending interviews for their spot in Area D’s Mini Ambassadors, where nine were recruited. They came up with some fantastic ideas, about how they can work together to support their community.
Areas B (Heath Town, Park Village, Eastfield, Springfield and Old Heath) & Area C (Bilston East) are currently on the search for their Ambassadors – we look forward to meeting them all soon!
The HYPE Programme has begun in schools, with sessions starting in Moreton, Loxdale and Bilston C of E Primary. HYPE team members Hansa and Sam have also booked a residential for their HYPE young people, in their secondary schools. We are really looking forward to going to Towers at the end of February to really test the young people (and teams') resilience!
At the first B-Safe meeting of the year, the group met with Linda Saunders, the new Head of Safeguarding, where the young people and Linda put in strategies on how they would be working together, to make a difference.
The group then worked on their campaigns for Safer Internet Day 2018 on Feb. 6th.
They were also introduced to the
At the next B-Safe session, the team will be joined by Di Shepherd, who will be talking to them about Knife Crime, and how they can raise awareness of the issue across the City, within their own communities.
On Thursday 11th January, members of the HYPE Team, and the Ambassadors Team travelled to London to be part of the #HeadStart Learning Conference.
Fran from HYPE co-compered the day, whilst Emerson led on the comms for the day, as well as Hannah and Cristina being stars in the young people’s panel.
Emerson, Fran, Hannah and Cristina all met with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and shared their thoughts, as well as explaining what is going on in HeadStart Wolverhampton. Sunita and Tara were fantastic support on the day!
B-Safe and Ambassador Recruitment
Recruitment for both the B-Safe Team and the Ambassadors Team have now begun, with an interview date set for half term. We look forward to meeting some new faces, and having an injection of new ideas!