BYB@Blackrod is a powerful initiative from Blackrod Primary School, developed to create new opportunities for children and young people at Blackrod Primary School and within the community. It developed out of an awareness that an excellent education is a pre-requisite for all children but when enhanced by a holistic approach to the curriculum, broad and balanced in its truest meaning and taking education beyond the school day, we create something special; supporting our children to become active and responsible citizens of our community and world.
BYB@Blackrod has great support; working with partners from within Bolton Council including work with Bolton Play & Youth Services, Bolton Libraries & Museum Services; charitable organisations including The Octagon Theatre, Bolton Community & Voluntary Services, AGE UK, other schools and even a 'Pick Your Own' Fruit Farm, Felderland Pick Your Own, in Kent through a collaboration brought together via LEAF Education (Linking Environment and Farming), an organisation set up to bring farming into the classroom.
Through BYB@Blackrod our aim is for Blackrod Primary School to be at the very heart of its community, fully utilising its natural environment, resources and assets, and embracing new opportunities for the benefit of all children and young people.
BYB@Blackrod works closely with Blackrod Primary School to ensure that children and young people have the support that they need across four areas:
Supporting children and families to gain additional skills and knowledge, which will build upon learning within the curriculum and ensure children are prepared for a future of work.
Empowering children to connect with local environments in order to learn new skills, build resilience and improve their physical health and mental wellbeing.
Creating strong community networks, opportunities for people to come together to support children and young people and nurture a sense of belonging, confidence and citizenship.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Helping children and young people to be physically, socially and emotionally healthy.
To get involved, please email email@example.com