Rotherham, Reino Unido
Introducing Project 525 at Rockingham school
At Rockingham, we want to instill in our students a vision for a better world. Furthermore, we want to teach them to help shape that world themselves 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 as well as our Local Community Police Officers Paul Newman and Helen Brooks join 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 plan to turn this house into a provision for our children with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. It will serve as a place to nurture some of our most vulnerable children.
We are currently brainstorming ideas on how the provision can best be used. The children came up with some fabulous proposals and discussed using the site as a youth club after school, running it as a food bank and hold parenting classes there.
We are open to ideas. The children would like to reduce crime, vandalism and have a place where vulnerable children can go and feel safe. We are trying to address the 2030 sustainable goals. Please see below!
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