We’ve had quite some week at OppNotts! We officially launched the site on Wednesday with representatives from the city’s primary schools and civic dignitaries: The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr Jackie Morris, and Cllr Sam Webster, the city’s portfolio holder for schools. The children were attending the meeting of Primary Parliament and we got to see and hear the brilliant ideas that they had around making their neighbourhood safer, and Opportunity Notts, through drama, poster designs and using positive words which reinforce positive ideas! We also had a visit from NottsTV who filmed some great sound bites from both children and councillors, which you can see here.
On Friday, we had another Primary Parliament and got more schools and young people signed up to OppNotts. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Morris, joined us again along with Cllr David Mellen, city portfolio holder for early intervention and early years. Between the two sessions, plus the schools who helped us pilot the scheme – with an especially big thank you to Forest Fields, Rosslyn Park, William Booth and Greenfields schools! – we now have 38 schools signed up, without even (officially) being a week old! The Evening Post also popped in on Friday and did some great interviews with people at the event, including pupils from Sneinton St Stephen’s and Henry Whipple – who did an amazing anti-bullying rap. Look out for the article in Monday’s Post. We’ll also post it on Twitter and Facebook – give us a follow or a like if you use either of them!
We’ll keep blogging on here and bringing you news, offers and new activities to try. Plus young people who are participating in OppNotts will hopefully soon start blogging on here too – so you don’t have to listen to boring old me all the time! If you have any questions, queries or suggestions, don’t hesitate to get in touch via the Contact button!
The Opportunity Notts Team