Eden Falinge: Giving back to the local community

With the support of Eden Falinge (Rochdale) and Hebron church, over the past six weeks students from Brownhill School and Rochdale Pupil Referral Service took part in a Creative Arts workshop to help give back to the local community. The students, with the help of the team, learnt an awareness of actions and consequences within the local community.

As well as producing art work for the community, every week they discussed the different issues that may occur when out and about in the community and learning about how their actions (both positive and negative) can impact on the community.

Hebron church and the Eden Falinge team were able to secure the funding through Forever Manchester Social Action to pay for a professional artist to come in to the school one day a week to work with the students. Each of the pupils who participated received a certificate at the end of the course.

To celebrate their achievements the school invited parents and carers, governors to attend a showcase of their work. The Mayor of Rochdale, Mohammed Zaman, also attended the event to congratulate the pupils who took part in the project and to give a speech on local businesses in the community.


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