Community Spirit

27th June 2018

With the help of teachers and Nottingham Trent University students, pupils from Radford Academy have been tackling issues in their local community. They firstly visited different groups in their local area, including Radford Care Group, nearby businesses and The Refugee Centre.

From their research the pupils discovered that the main issues in their community were: vandalism, littering, speeding, loneliness and lack of integration. The pupils decided that their aim was to improve Radford by increasing safety, cleanliness and social interaction.

They intended to achieve their targets by:

  • Meeting with community police officers and the crime commissioner to discuss vandalism and fly tipping.
  • Meeting with a Nottingham Street Scene Manager to organise equipment for regular litter picking.
  • Planning English classes for parents and local people.
  • Planning and organising a community dinner to bring people together.
  • Organising classes to attend Radford Care Home.

The pupils at Radford Academy have been very busy and are doing a fantastic job at improving their community.