At Last- your chance to view and share our Hedgehog Film.

Today we shared our Hedgehog Project film with our last group of Film Makers so now we are able to share it with you. Please take a look and share with as many people as possible. This film was made by pupils of St Albans RC Primary and Woodthorpe Primary with the help of Community Film Maker   Rachel Gillies 

Our thanks to Emma from The Wildlife Trust and BCC Rangers Jan and Dean- and of course The Heritage Lottery, who funded this project.

http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/hedgehogs

Please share this with as many people as you can to help the plight of the Hedgehog.

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Great day at St Albans.

Year 5 pupils at St Albans RC Primary were one of our many partners in the making of our Hedgehog film and completion of our Hedgehog Project. Today they viewed their efforts and we shared a few gifts to remind them of their work.

Well done St Albans and we look forward to working with you on our next project.

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Pupils and parents get to see ‘their’ Hedgehog film.

Last week members of the FBEC committee and Rachel Gillies (our Community Film Maker)  joined parents , teachers and pupils at Woodthorpe Junior and Infants school for a showing of the ‘Help for Hedgehogs’ film. This film was made entirely by pupils of Woodthorpe Primary and St Albans RC Primary under Rachel’s direction.

Rachel reported lots of giggles and prods between pupils, lots of good comments from teachers and the Headteacher is very keen to share the film on Social Media and in the school newsletter once it is available.

Several members of FBEC have worked alongside Rachel on her visits to both schools and marveled at the enthusiasm and knowledge shown by all the pupils.

Have a look at Rachel’s own site, where she gives our project a great write up!! http://www.community-film-maker.org.uk/

Our thanks go to the Heritage Lottery for funding what has turned out to be a wonderful project. Just a couple of months left and St Albans get their chance to see their input!

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Part of the ‘Unremembered Project’.

The Department of communities and Local Government (DCLG), have funded an inclusive and thought-provoking programme to invite communities to commemorate the sacrifices of the Labour Corps and their contribution to the First World War.

On July 14th between 9.20am and 10.40am pupils from Swanshurst School will be in Brandwood End Cemetery, where they will recite monologues to highlight Labour Corps members commemorated on the screen walls at the Cross of Sacrifice on the main drive.

This event will be filmed for the School’s Youtube channel. Members of FBEC Committee will also be attending.

The Unremembered

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Excitement is building at St Albans RC and Woodthorpe Primary Schools!

Very soon the pupils of St Albans RC Primary and Woodthorpe Primary will be able to see the fruits of their labours when they all get to view the film they created to document our ‘Help for Hedgehogs’ project…………..exciting!

 

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New Tree Walk plans underway

The Friends are very aware how popular our last Tree Walk leaflet was but it is several years since it was designed and time and weather have taken their toll on some of the trees featured so we have started working on a new version that will cover a larger area and feature a wider variety of trees.  We have now started listing and photographing trees to be included and hope to be able to produce the leaflet early next year.

First we need to take lots of photographs, locate a good printer……and find a sponsor!

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Hedgehog Documentary showing

Such a lovely evening at Park House !

It was smiles all round at the public showing of our ‘Help for Hedgehogs’ film, made by the pupils of St Albans RC Primary and Woodthorpe Primary schools, under the direction of our Community Film Maker -Rachel.

Our initial grant application for funding for a Hedgehog related project included the documentation of the year long project in the form of a short film.  Heritage Lottery have funded our work and everyone was excited to see the film, which is the culmination of a number of events in the cemetery and in both schools.  The film will be posted soon, but we still have to show it in both schools. The following photos give you an idea of what a lovely evening we had.

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Interesting work underway….

Scaffolding?  What is happening at the chapels? Well the ‘Friends’ have no more idea than you do!  Watch this space and we will try and find out………

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Litter pick in June sunshine.

Five FBEC supporters and 11 members of the 148th Birmingham St. Dunstan’s Scouts cleared 17 bags of litter this morning on their summer morning litter pick.

Our thanks go to our regular supporters and also to the Scouts, who try to turn out at least once a year to help. This time the pickers were packed away just in time to beat a downpour!

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June Litter Pick.

Final reminder to everyone that FBEC will be holding our ‘Start of Summer‘ Litter Pick on Sunday June 4th- 10am till 11.30am – meet at the Lodge on the Main Drive. Litter pickers and bags provided, but we advise you wear stout footwear and gloves as well. This is your chance to enjoy a stroll around this amazing green urban space whilst helping to keep it litter free. The staff work hard to clear any litter but our efforts always produce more, as we have the time to search ! Most litter is flower paper. Can we ask you again to remove papers from flowers left graveside, as when the blooms die the wind blows them and their wrappers around the cemetery.

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