Sharing ideas with our local community –
We are wanting our children at Rockingham to help shape and have a vision for a better world through highlighting and finding solutions to problems in our local community.
On Wednesday the 9th of January we held our first meeting, we were very fortunate to have our Ward Councillor Mr Robert Elliott and Nicola Antcliff from Rotherham Council and our Local Community Police Officers Paul Newman and Helen Brooks joining us. Reverend Diane Etchell from St Mary’s Church and Scott Foster from Wingfield were also present along with staff, parents and children from Rockingham Junior and Infant School.
At the meeting we made the decision to name our project ‘525’ which is the current address for the caretaker’s house. As a team we are wanting to turn the house into a provision for our children with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties or some of our most vulnerable children as a nurture base.
We are currently discussing ideas about how the provision can best be used, the children came up with some fabulous ideas and discussed using the site as a youth club after school, run a food bank and hold parenting classes there.
We are open to ideas. The children are wanting to reduce crime, vandalism and have a place where children can go and feel safe. We are trying to address the 2030 sustainable goals please see below!
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