Service Birmingham helps pupils' citizenship classes

By on 02/07/2012 in News

Pupils at Heathlands Primary School in Shard End, Birmingham  invited the Deputy Lord Mayor and Service Birmingham Chief Executive, Stewart Wren to a special assembly recently to mark the successful conclusion of their Citizenship Programme.

The school's Citizenship Programme is one of 12 funded across the city by Service Birmingham - the partnership between Capita plc and Birmingham City Council – as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity. Service Birmingham's commitment to CSR has seen £1.6 m donated to good causes over the past five years.

The Citizenship Programme helped the nine and ten year olds to develop their community service, social experience and social skills through a year-long range of activities. Pupils used the event to describe a wide range of initiatives such as visits to local places of worship, trips to the Symphony Hall and community support programmes. They even welcomed a group of Zulus in traditional dress to teach them about other cultures and societies.

Parents joined the assembly to see the children presented with medals and certificates to mark their achievement.

Spencer Lambeth-Angell, Head Teacher at Heathlands Primary said: “This has been a valuable experience for our pupils who have really developed their skills and widened their knowledge through the programme's activities. We plan to repeat the programme next year with Service Birmingham's support.”

Service Birmingham Chief Executive, Stewart Wren added: ”It was a pleasure to come to Heathlands Primary and meet everyone. I'm proud of our involvement with Heathlands Primary and the staff and pupils deserve great praise for what has been achieved.”

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Notes to editors

·    Established in 2006, Service Birmingham is a joint venture between Capita plc and Birmingham City Council. The company runs the council's ICT function. It also manages the council's contact centre (which deals with more than two and a half million calls a year) and runs Birmingham's Revenues department (Council Tax collection processes). For more information visit www.servicebirmingham.co.uk

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