Values Education for Life
Values Education for Life
Working together to improve the quality of life through education and training
We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to reflect on their personal values, to engage in group discussion about these and then to discuss and consider whether their values reflect what they sincerely believe.
Values Education for Life offers these opportunities to young people and encourages them to reflect on and discuss positive values and principles that will enable them to live a constructive and spiritually satisfying life. We then engage them in community activity that will allow them to test their principles against the reality of the world that they live in.
We encourage the young people we work with not only to reflect on their own values and the values of others, but to also engage in practical work that provides opportunities for them to help others in their communities and develop and understand the importance of being a thoughtful and principled member of their community.
For example, a group of young people volunteer to give up part of their weekends and holidays in order to visit and work with residents of a local old peoples' home.
LEARNING TO DEAL WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE
Very recently during the Spring half term a group of volunteer youngsters visited "Jump Extreme" based in Tamworth, in order to refine their trampolining skills.
Here they experienced opportunities to deal with life skill issues relating to resiliance and the 'ups and downs' of life, how to deal with being for 'the high jump' and 'bouncing back' after adversity.
Afterwards they visited a local branch of McDonalds in order to study 'unhealthy eating habits', to research into the known dangers associated with this social problem and discover why the place was absolutley packed so that no one could sit down!
The group then returned to Camp Hill by a 'polluting mini bus', having had an absolutely wonderful day simply enjoying themselves.
But it was a fun day out!
Breaking News ...
Personal Development through Art -
a two day course
Values Education for Life, as part of the 'Progress Project' will be staging our second Art Workshop on April 9th & 10th at The CHESS Centre, Camp Hill, Nuneaton. Both days will run from 10am-4pm with lunch provided.
This will be a two day event designed for people of all ages and mixed abilities, to enhance confidence, self-esteem and the ability to work effectively with others.
The workshop will be led by Andy Nash, a highly skilled and renowned visual artist, and Mandy Ward, mentor for VEFL.
Many young people benefit greatly from participating in these workshops, expressing themselves through art whilst also developing their social and collaborative skills.
Some comments from previous participants include “That was the best day I’ve ever had” and “I don’t want to leave”………high praise!
Watch this space for more information!
Mayor of Nuneaton presents certificates to our Young Volunteers
On Saturday 17th March those young volunteers who worked hard to construct the Sensory Garden at Drayton Court Residential Home visited the Mayor of Nuneaton in his Parlour in order to receive certificates which recognised their special contribution to the welfare of their community.
Bill Hancox, Mayor, took great delight in presenting all those involved with a certificate to recognise the volunteers' very real contribution to their community at Camp Hill. He assured all of those who received a certificate that very few of these were ever given out: they were very much privileged by the honour!
The Mayor and Mayoress then spent some time talking about the extensive collection of silver items in the Mayor's Parlour and when they had been donated by various individuals and associations living and working in the borough. Apparently these are well guarded by electronic devices which ensure that they are well protected.
The group thoroughly enjoyed the visit and thanked the Mayor and Mayoress for their kind invitation and the much valued certificates that they received.
The Charity receives a BIG cheque!
On Saturday 17th March Values Education for Life was visited by the Heart of England Trust to present a cheque for £1,000 to help support the work that our young volunteers carry out at Drayton Court Residential Home.
It really was a 'big cheque', as you can see from the photo above and will be very helpful in ensuring that this very worthwhile project continues to support the senior citizens of Drayton Court well into the future.
If you would like to make a donation to ensure the continuance of this very valuable work please make your cheque out to Values Education for Life and send it to:
Values Education for Life,
Values Education for Life is a registered charity:
Charity Number 1000241
A STEP CLOSER TO A NEW SAFE SCHOOL
At their recent meeting the Trustees of Values Education for Life decided to accept the recommendations of a Feasibility Study prepared by the Chair which moves the charity one step closer to establishing a new Safe School in the North Warwickshire area, focused on Nuneaton and Bedworth.
The charity is now setting up a sub-committee to take this exciting project forward, with a view to having the school operating from September 2020 onwards.
This project now has its own page on the website where further information is available.
Charity Registration Number 1000241
The Safe School
VEFL is developing a new school in North Warwickshire to support disadvantaged young people who have not succeeded in main stream education.
Progress supports at least 840 young people aged 15 - 25 years old to oversome the personal barriers abd challenges preventing them from engaging positively in learning or work and provides a clear pathway for young people to increase their skills and take the first steps on their future career path through training or employment.
An intervention programme for young people at risk of social and educational exclusion delivered through the use of trained volunteer mentors and a process of values clarification and values education.
Service to Others
We encourage young people to make a difference to others within their communities through voluntary work. Through a formal framework of service the young person can develop as people better equipped to face the challenges that they will face in their lives
Values Education for Life 01827 711425