It was a real pleasure to meet the pupils of King Edward VII College in Coalville on 1 March 2017. Deana and Julia, took part in the ‘mock interview’ day, they saw just how much talent and passion there is in young people, some with clear cut career paths already in place, others taking their time to see what develops!
It was memorable to see “the smiles on the faces of those students who particularly lack confidence and have overcome this as a result of their interviews. Volunteering your time at events such as this makes a colossal difference to the lives of young people. You have widened their horizons, raised their aspirations, improved their confidence and made them smile. Your hard work has literally changed the lives of the young people you interacted with; neither we nor they can possibly thank you enough!”
Alice Wealleans, Senior Leader for Employability
Deana and Julia are in the great position to offer young people the chance to get meaningful community based volunteering opportunities in Coalville. Why not get in touch and see how you can be part of our team of Coalville Heroes!
Hope you can make it to the market in Coalville on Friday or Saturday (Feb 17th / 18th) to visit the first contemporary art exhibition it has ever hosted!
Newbridge pupils have been working very hard to create an interpretation of the life and times of one of Coalvilles great heroes GEORGE SMITH!. Come along to find out more. All welcome. We would love your feedback and nominations for other Coalville heroes! There ‘s a chance for you to add to the exhibition too! Bring your kids, bring your grannies, bring yourselves. See you there!
It’s open between 10 and 4pm
Tuesday November 29th marks a significant day in the history of the future of Coalville. Tears were brought to the eyes of an audience of friends and family that watched the children of Belvoirdale Primary taking to their local stage to perform Hamlet with an accompanying sound track of ‘Madness’
This really was one step beyond ! We were honoured to host such a spectacle and welcome more groups and schools to do the same.
A very proud Headteacher Mr Dax personally thanked every child and provided them with a memento, and said they could all keep the cool costumes!
Local Film Maker, James Reader from Front Row Films said “‘With it’s themes of courtly intrigue, madness, corruption and revenge, Hamlet is one of the best loved yet most challenging of Shakespeare’s plays. I was amazed and spellbound by a cast of pupils from Belvoir Primary School last night who delivered a shortened version at the Century Theatre under the direction of new Head Teacher, Richard Dax. For pupils of this age to not only understand the play but to be actively engaged and excited by it was nothing short of inspirational. Hopefully this will mark the start of a series of Shakespeare performances by pupils from Belvoir Primary School. Which play is next? Watch this space! Full film coming soon on Coalville Heroes Facebook page”
Check out Coalville Heroes Tv for some of our other films too…
Action Mans 50th birthday trail – round Coalville town Centre and the Market. Plus School design challange. Questionnaires and forms at participating shops and downloadable from here. Any questions call Deana on 07974260453
Particpating stores and intructions attached!
Is it possible to do 1080 workshops in one day?. Well by the end of the day we will know! Update- we did it ! Thanks to an amazing bunch of people! Archaeology, creative design, food heroes, employment skills, and more! Thanks to all the young people involved!
Today Newbridge School are hosting an enterprise and environment day and King Edward VII an inspiration day. The Hero Project through some Arts Council funding and with the support of NWLDC are providing workshops in archaeology , upcycling & designing t-shirts, and Coalville foody heroes for all year 9’s and inspiration workshops and qanda for years 10, 11’s and sixth form! pics and a rest to follow !
The #growlocal team were having a chat about creating a destination for families where the importance of being outdoors, growing fresh local products and learning new skills could be shared in a fun way. Imagine fruit and vegetables growing in a public space, where you can show children the growing cycle, how sunshine and rain affects plants and the best part when you can harvest and taste what’s been growing!
We were talking about having some raised beds for children and families to enjoy and learn about plants; one thing led to another and we then hit upon this idea that we could have three raised beds one for baby bear, mummy bear and daddy bear!
Suggestions came think and fast after this idea and we now think we have a site that is passed by quite a lot of children in the centre of Coalville! Should we consider doing this as a fun, interactive, learning and playing facility that would be free to access?
Here are a few images that inspired us, possibly planting the ‘bedspreads’ with ground cover plants that can be walked on / laid on [we reckon they may become a selfie destination] perhaps some chainsaw bears hiding amongst the trees; and of course there has to be three chairs to try and the famous ‘porridge’ made in a super outdoor kitchen!
Please comment or message us if you think this is a good idea for Coalville!
On Monday 31 October, Coalville Heroes volunteers are providing free tasters of lovely hot soup between 12 noon and 2pm on the landing in the main NWLDC offices.
If you work in the NWLDC office bring along your mug, we want to be more green by not using disposable cups if we can help it!
If you are a visitor to the offices, we will provide you a disposable cup with lid!
Take part in our November Challenge whilst collecting your free taster!
Tell us what you could do with £10, £500 or £10k to improve Coalville in some way, it also helps if you can tell us what benefits there could be if we followed up on your idea! Flyers will be available to fill in on the day or Email your answers to Julia & Deana