Thursday, 29 April 2010

I moved on to Parklands Primary School to 'Get Up, Get Out, Take Action' Community Cohesion event...

The school was packed with children, parents and carers, staff, partners who were attending this brilliant celebration managed by Viv Gibbons, cluster activities manager for the Seacroft Manston Family of Schools. The event was coordinated in partnership with Seacroft Action Group, Parklands Primary School and Seacroft Manston Extended Services and funded by Green Generations and Aldi Stores. Everyone who attended was able to sample local activities and find out about volunteering opportunities in the school and the community. They were also holding a volunteer awards ceremony and I had been asked to present awards to children, parents and carers and group and individuals who were working to make a difference here in Seacroft.

We were all entertained by the school's brilliant little choir who sang 'Give it all you've got'...

"Give it all you';ve got
Cause you've really got a lot
Give it heart, give it mind
Give it soul, don't stop!"
As part of the event the Red Cross will be carrying out a community mapping exercise to identify a community led environmental project in the South Seacroft community with a start up fund provided by Parklands Primary Schoola dn Aldi Stores. The event was followed by a wonderful feast.
This event simply shows us all what we can do together when we have great schools working with their families and communities to build brilliant provision for everyone.

1 comment:

donna Dogs Trust said...

Hi Chris,
My Name is Donna Sayce and I met you at the Parklands Event yesterday. I am the Education officer for Dogs Trust Leeds and was hoping you could assist me with promoting our FREE workshops. I understand you are a busy man, but by mentioning our services either in your blog, or to schools that you visit across Leeds, you would be a fantastic help!
Our workshops are aimed at Primary aged children and focus around Responsible Dog Ownership. We believe that by educating children on this important subject will make a huge impact on animal welfare, communities, environments and will reduce anti social behaviour often associated with Dogs.
The workshops are very interactive and fun as they include my two Jack Russell terriers, Dennis and Maisy!
If you get chance, please check out our website
where there are also free resources available for download.

Many thanks for your time and support!
Donna Sayce
Education Officer
Dogs Trust Leeds
0113 2814938