Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Roma Football Team with EitC

Granby Toxteth Development Trust working in partnership with (EitC) Everton in the Community to engage the Roma young people in participating in weekly football sessions. Like any sport it provides many health benefits for young people, its a physically demanding game that provides an opportunity for players to improve their speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination and overall cardiovascular endurance.

It was great to see the young people having so much fun as well as learning new skills. EitC have offered the young people the opportunity to attend a Sports Leadership Award.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Sister Catherine's Apple Tree

Sister Catherine is one of our long-standing learners and a pillar of the local community. She can often be found using the computers and having a friendly chat with other learners and volunteers.

She had been having a little trouble planting up an apple tree she had recently bought, so we were happy to help! In a lovely bright spot in her garden, we dug a hole and after giving the soil a nutritious boost with some compost, tied and secured the tree. Here is Sister Catherine giving the roots a good soak...

Hopefully she will see it flower and bear fruit this year and be treated to some tasty apples for years to come!

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Tenth Birthday Celebrations at Penny Lane Development Trust

 We celebrated the ten year milestone with Penny Lane Development Trust along with the Quarrymen . We were told before they started their set, they hadn't played on Penny Lane for nearly sixty years. The event had a real party atmosphere with over two hundred people taking part. The event was opened by the Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram who also  joined in with the singalong led by the Quarrymen. Cllr Kemp amd Cllr Robertson - Collins from the Church and  Greenbank ward. were also in attendance. The community had some great ideas of additional activities they would like to see at future community living rooms at PLDT. They included meals on a budget, self-esteem and  dress making . The next Community Living we will be running at PLDT will be on the 12th April 1pm. All welcome.

Granby Children's Centre Gardening Club - Week 3

This week saw our gardeners in a flurry of activity! First we repurposed a disused recycling bag and used it go plant up potatoes. This is a great way to grow spuds in a small space, and if you can put to use something you might have otherwise thrown out, all the better!

After planting some onions (red and white), our growers set to work on creating their own hanging baskets. A tried-and-tested favourite for small spaces, hanging baskets enable us to grow up walls when floor space is limited.

The gardeners got very creative and came up with some fantastic designs, mixing herbs in among bedding plants like violas and primulas.

We couldn't resist showing off the finished products. You can really see the pride in our faces!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Crawford Avenue Green your alley project- Part 2

The L8LS project went along to the Crawford Avenue Green your alley project to see how they where getting on yesterday.

And what a surprise we got!

Marg, Steve and Will where on site enjoying the sunshine and placing the shrubs and bushes, that the L8LS project had donated, in different places to see how they would look when planted.

There is still the finishing touches to do on this site but considering it only the beginning of March Im sure the site will look lush and lovely in time for summer.