The “Big Park” and the Lake District After being asked to write a blog about green spaces I got to thinking about how my enjoyment of green spaces is influenced by how safe I feel in that environment, and as with most of us it goes back to experiences as a child. I grew upContinue reading “The Big Park”
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“I could stay here forever”
Mentoring in Green Spaces – Reflections from a Mentor I’ve been a Health Mentor with Evolve for over a year, and I love the holistic view that we take of children’s health. We include not just physical health, but mental and emotional wellbeing too. One of the most important aspects of physical and mental health,Continue reading ““I could stay here forever””
looking up more
Sophie Hislam Public Open Space Innovator – Jobs and Skills Nature is our biggest ally and our greatest inspiration. Sir David Attenborough Since starting my role with FPA back in April 2020 I have found myself looking up more – not only looking up on walks to enjoy the surrounding but using the internet toContinue reading “looking up more”
Growing up in green spaces
Name: Samantha Hall Role: Corporate Parenting Coordinator Hello, I am so excited to be writing this blog – I have never done a blog before and don’t really know where to start! So I am going to reminisce – My earliest memory of green space as a young girl stemmed from brook jumping in WoodgateContinue reading “Growing up in green spaces”
Dawberry Fields Forever….. We are blessed in Birmingham with so many green spaces/parks? Wherever we have lived, we have enjoyed playing, walking, exercising, learning about the birds and the trees. Thanks dad. Many happy hours were spent with school friends at the Muntz Park in Selly Oak, “down the Dell” then through the gap toContinue reading “Park Life”
Nurturing pioneers of the future.
My name is Saleha Patel, I am currently a Nursery Lead and Early Childhood Studies graduate. I have been working within the EYFS sector for 8 years. I enjoy sharing my passion and ideas for our nurturing pioneers (The Early Years) of the future. Outdoor learning has been a personal struggle whilst working in EarlyContinue reading “Nurturing pioneers of the future.”
Insights from the FPA Team 2.
Dan Lloyd – Naturally Birmingham FPA Project Officer For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved nature and the outdoors. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of ‘rambling’ in the nearby nature reserve, stopping by the ponds to look at all the tadpoles swimming around, before stopping for a hot chocolate breakContinue reading “Insights from the FPA Team 2.”
Blog Author- Hamira Sultan – FPA Director for the Naturally Birmingham Project I’ve been thinking quite hard about how becoming FPA Director for Naturally Birmingham has been life changing for me. I was born in Birmingham to a Muslim, Pakistani family, where I spent 18 years growing up in Perry Barr. I lived with myContinue reading “My Park”
Insights from our FPA Team
Name: Hamira Sultan Role: FPA Director and Consultant in Public Health A warm welcome to our first Blog! Our FPA programme has been on an incredible journey. For me personally, I feel very lucky and privileged to not only be part of it, but to lead our team in moving forward with our goals. I’veContinue reading “Insights from our FPA Team”