KNH teams up with Ashbrow school

Release Date: 20-Mar-2009
A scheme aimed at encouraging children to be good neighbours is being extended to a new school in Huddersfield this week, with the signing of a new partnership agreement between KNH and Ashbrow Junior School in Sheepridge.

Ashbrow pupils with Fiona Mitchell (Year 6 Teacher), Huddersfield Town player Nathan Clarke, Peter Beck and Helen O'Sullivan (KNH)

Ashbrow pupils with Fiona Mitchell (Year 6 Teacher), Huddersfield Town player Nathan Clarke, Peter Beck and Helen O'Sullivan (KNH)

The aim of the KNH Kids scheme is to encourage good behaviour amongst 7-11 year olds and for them to become more aware of how their behaviour impacts their homes and communities.

It has been successfully piloted in two schools in Huddersfield and Batley for more than two years now and has recently been extended to include Westmoor Junior School in Dewsbury.

As part of the partnership, which lasts for at least five years, KNH staff will help teachers develop lesson plans and will also go into the schools to help with the teaching. This is being done on top of their normal jobs.

The children will learn about getting involved in their communities, respecting each other, the history of social housing and how to participate in community projects.

KNH will also sponsor sports kits and such to further encourage children to take part in healthy and positive activities.

Helen O’Sullivan, the scheme manager, said: “KNH’s mission statement is ‘quality homes and services in successful communities,’ and KNH Kids is one of the ways we’re helping build those successful communities.

“We are very pleased that Ashbrow Junior School has joined our programme, which has already proved a great success with other schools within Kirklees.”

Fiona Mitchell, who teaches the Year 6 pupils who will be taking part in the programme, said:

"We are very excited to be part of the KNH Kids scheme, and especially to finding out how to get more involved in the local community. Ashbrow Juniors are very lucky to be given this opportunity."

? KNH Excel is the reward and recognition scheme that recognizes our excellent tenants who pay their rent on time and don’t cause trouble on our estates. All tenants with clear rent accounts and no tenancy breaches are automatically members.

? Benefits include the chance to take part in competitions and prize draws, apply for community grant awards of up to £500, nominate good neighbours for awards and an award winning discount card.

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