“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” Oprah Winfrey
Continental Star Homework Club (CSHC) operates from St Georges Community Hub, Newtown in Birmingham on Tuesday evenings between the hours of 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm during term time only. The age range of the children currently on role is 3 ½ – 13 years old. The subjects covered are: Art, Black History, English and Mathematics. The students have done a number of different projects including looking at the wider implications of the Stephen Lawrence case. The children use the computers to research information and are awarded merits for: positive behaviour, contributing, supporting others, returning homework, etc. A small snack is provided at the end of every session before the children go home.
Although the Homework Club primarily operates during term time, the children have on occasions, had the opportunity to visit places of interest: for example the Slavery museum in Liverpool where they explored what life was like for a slave. Visits to Manchester United’s ground have also proved popular with the children and staff alike.
The homework club is run by volunteers who have a background in education and experience of working with young people, and are always keen to hear from organisations that could help them with future projects.