Category Archives: What’s Changed 2016

Warm Welcome Club

We received the following from the Warm Welcome Club telling us about their trips out using the funding from Big Kirk Hallam.

 

In September (just as the children return to school) we had our annual visit to the coast, our favourite flat venue…Skegness! Quite a few of our members hire mobility scooters while they are there, and manage to cover a fair bit of ground!

What a fabulous trip, pleasant weather, fish and chips, an ice-cream and a few of our members even managed a little bit of early Christmas shopping in Skegness market!

On the 21st of December we enjoyed a special 3 course Christmas lunch, all of our members also received a Christmas card and gift of a box of biscuits.

It sounds like you had a great time and we can understand why the lunch club is the most well attended in Erewash.

If you are interested in attending, the club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Cat & Fiddle pub in Kirk Hallam. The club subsidises a 2 course meal for approximately 40 elderly people that live in Kirk Hallam.

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Big Kirk Hallam Camp out

Big Kirk Hallam camp out

The children at Ladywood and Dallimore Primary schools enjoyed the 2nd Big Kirk Hallam camp out. Mel Lawson, the head teacher at Ladywood said

The experience widens the learners understanding of themselves and others.It enables them to have a go at a new activity and work as one camp including two schools.

The camp was a great success and improved on from last year as changes were made to the catering.

The learners responded well to being part of one team, this will hopefully be passed when they move up to KHCA.

The children loved the camp and asked could they do it again! The camp has been booked for next year!

We’re glad the young learners enjoyed the experience and are pleased to confirm that we will be funding the Big Kirk Hallam Camp Out again next year.

Flying the nest

We received this report from Heather James at Ladywood school about the Flying The Nest activity which was funded through the community chest last year.

It certainly looks like they all had a great time

Thanks heather for sharing this with us. Here is the report.

flying the nest report.docx

On 26th and 27th of July the children from Ladywood and Dallimore schools in reception, year 1 and 2 enjoyed the interactive show by Flying the Nest.

The children were transported to the wonderful world of British Birds through a theatrical experience.

“The best bit was feeding the different birds in their nests and getting the worms!” Year 1 Ladywood Child

“The show was brilliant, I just chuckled from start to finish and I’m still singing the songs now.  Watching the children come alive was brilliant.” Ladywood learning mentor

“The children’s confidence grew and grew as they took part, they all just loved it.” Dallimore teacher

On 26th and 27th of July the children from Ladywood and Dallimore schools in reception, year 1 and 2 enjoyed the interactive show by Flying the Nest.

The children were transported to the wonderful world of British Birds through a theatrical experience.

“The best bit was feeding the different birds in their nests and getting the worms!” Year 1 Ladywood Child

“The show was brilliant, I just chuckled from start to finish and I’m still singing the songs now.  Watching the children come alive was brilliant.” Ladywood learning mentor

“The children’s confidence grew and grew as they took part, they all just loved it.” Dallimore teacher

Skatepark opening 8 October 2016

Here’s an update about the Skatepark opening event last Saturday.

It was great to see so many young people enjoying themselves at the Skatepark opening on Saturday. The weather stayed fine, if slightly cold, but that didn’t deter the activity on the skatepark!

The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson, formally opened the Skatepark and there was a display by some exhibition skaters as well as skating competitions for the young people. Skateboards, scooters and helmets were all available for use free of charge so lots of people had the opportunity to have a go on the skatepark.

There was also a range of other free activities including face painting, climbing wall, caving experience, stilt walkers, circus skill and balloon modelling. Live music was provided by Part-E, who everyone agreed were excellent.

Thank you to Erewash Borough Council and Big Kirk Hallam for funding the event.

Skatepark Opening 8 October.docx

Skatepark opening

Great to see so many young people using the skatepark

Ladywood – This Girl definitely can

Check out this video from one of the This Girl Can Ambassadors at Ladywood Primary school outlining the activities they accessed last year as part of the Big Kirk Hallam community chest grant. Awesome – we’re really proud at Big Kirk Hallam that our funding is making a difference to the residents in Kirk Hallam and that we can be part of the amazing projects coming through from Ladywood and Dallimore primary schools