BEST Helps Team Take Hart
Staff from the Education Welfare Service’s Heart of Birmingham team felt that it would be more beneficial to merge together as one joint BEST team instead of being divided, a decision that has helped create a stronger team spirit and collaborative atmosphere.
To reinforce this, BEST leaders Jamie Black, Rajinder Bhogal, Jean Helme and Tina Bennett and their colleagues decided to create an art wall as a focal and talking point for the team and a light-hearted way of bringing the team together to share ideas and good practice, and to relax.
The team identified a suitable wall for their gallery and once the space was cleared, team members were encouraged to bring in pieces of artwork they had done themselves, to show off their skills and hear feedback from their team-mates. Alongside the art wall, the ‘Quirky Board’ showcases poetry and anything out of the ordinary.
The team also collaborate on a regular basis on external fundraising activities, most recently taking part in the Race for Life, where the team raised over £554 for breast cancer.
The team are now submitting an application to the infamous Dragon’s Den panel where they hope to obtain funding for display materials to notify schools and young people about the service that they provide.