Please find below information that we have been asked to pass on to our school community. Please keep scrolling to ensure you catch all the news!
Solihull - On the Move!
Solihull on the Move is a framework supporting a borough-wide commitment, to inspire healthier, happier and more sustainable communities through moving more, more often. Please check out their website About Solihull On The Move - Solihull On The Move for further information.
Could you provide a loving home for a rescue dog?
The BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 series, The Dog House is looking for couples, individuals, friends and families who are seriously considering bringing a rescue dog into their lives and are willing to share their reasons for doing so.
In previous series, we found that there were many reasons people might consider bringing a rescue dog into their life; to help combat loneliness, extra company for a child, and to encourage getting out more. For children specifically, having a dog in your home has been proven to help with social skills and impulse control, and even improve self-esteem. Dogs are always happy to see you when you get home from school, and their love is unconditional - the ideal confidant and an ever-willing playmate!
For further information and to apply, please click on the link: https://www.channel4.com/4viewers/takepart/the-dog-house
Solihull Music delivers weekly music sessions for pupils with additional needs called Creative Sounds. There are currently spaces still available for Wednesday and Saturday sessions at Solihull Core.
Solihull Energy Household Support Fund – open until March 2023
New funding for the Solihull Energy Household Support Fund has been made available to those most in need this winter through until the end of March 2023.
With the cost-of-living crisis, many people are facing the stark choice of paying energy bills or eating. Help is available right now for those most in need and vulnerable in Solihull.
The Solihull Energy Household Support Fund is now open for new applications.
Join the BCFC Community Trust’s football camps this February.
Blues’ Community Trust will be keeping boys and girls across Solihull sharp with their football skills, as our football camps make their return.
Come along and join the Trust for a week-long course at Langley School, Olton, with exercises, drills, and small-sided games for all abilities. Whether you are a budding superstar or brand-new to football, the skilled coaches will ensure you make the most of your week.
The football camps are aimed at boys and girls aged 5-14 and will run between 10am-3pm.
The camp date will be: Monday 20th February – Friday 24th February
Attendees will need indoor and outdoor football kit including shinpads and wet-weather gear, along with a packed lunch and drinks.
The course is priced at £60 for the full week, or £15 per day, and can be booked by visiting www.officialsoccerschools.co.uk/birminghamcity/
A message from Solihull Parish
Join us this Sunday 8th January at 9.15am in the St Alphege church building for a very special Epiphany All Age service. Come along and hear the Wise men tell their story!
Family Information Service Directory
This new Directory not only looks better but has features that will improve searches for parents and practitioners to enhance their experience searching for childcare. We have also added pages around the new Directory to help provide information for parents on Early Education Funding, activities, support services and HAF.
The new Directory can be found here - https://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/Synergy/Live/SynergyWeb/Childcare.aspx
Information from SOLAR about children's mental health and where to find support
The two documents below are from the children's mental health organisation SOLAR. Please click on them to find out about understanding children's mental health and how to get free support.