“Wild Wednesdays” with the Jericho “Mud Kitchen” at Balsall Common Primary Academy

Children at Balsall Common Primary Academy were delighted to be able to play with their favourite “Mud Kitchen” made from Recycled wood from the Jericho charity as part of their regular “Wild Wednesdays” outside playtime.

Teachers and staff at Balsall Common believe in giving the children the very best they can, not just in terms of Education, but in lots of other ways as well, and that includes playing outside – (well on “Wild Wednesdays” at least) – getting stuck in, muddy and dirty and what better than a purpose-built Mud Kitchen to help then to have fun and learn at the same time?

Howard Rose, Director of Funding & Publicity at the school, commented that, “We knew we wanted something for the children to play outside with as part of their Wild Wednesday session and when the opportunity came up to purchase a mud kitchen from Jericho Word Recycling, we wanted to take full advantage.”
He added, “As a school, we work with lots of local business, as well as charities, and we were fortunate to receive some funding from Tesco that enabled us to buy the Mud Kitchen from Jericho. As a school, our ethos is to encourage recycling, sustainability and the preservation of valuable resources, so it’s good to know that the kitchen is made of reclaimed materials and contributes to the Jericho mission of supporting people, old and young, who have not had the best start in life – Jericho helps to encourage, support and motivate people so that they can gain skills and work.”

By buying from charities like Jericho and, with support from businesses like Tesco, there are also lessons to be learnt by the older children, that resources CAN be reused again and again and that act of design and production also contributes to the mission of local charities who support and help others.

Roger Bauckham from Jericho said, “It’s really encouraging to see some of our products used for the education of children and we hope that other schools will take advantage of this opportunity to show kids what can be done when recycling and creativity contribute to the mission of a charity.”

So, there we have it – practical education, fresh air and fun for kids, partnership with local business and support for charities all rolled into one – what could be better?

Jericho Foundation is a Birmingham based charity whose mission is to support people to become Fulfilled, Skilled and Employed – Jericho generates the vast majority of its income from its Social Enterprises of which Jericho Wood Recycling – makers of the “Mud Kitchen” is one.

For more details: – contact Jericho Wood Recycling on 0121 327 6102
Or visit the web site at www.jericho.org.uk

Balsall Common Primary Academy is located in Balsall Street East,

Balsall Common, CV7 7FS.
Howard Rose can be contacted at Balsall Common Primary Academy at the above address, or as below:

t: +44 (0) 1676 532254 ext 264
m: +44 (0) 7989 515252
e: s2hrose@balsall-common.solihull.sch.uk
w: www.balsallcommonprimary.co.uk

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