St. Paul’s Community Development Trust was founded in 1973 through a series of community groups working together to engage with the diverse community of Balsall Heath, an inner city area in Birmingham.
The Trust aims to work with and alongside the people of Balsall Heath in Birmingham and the wider neighbourhood to promote education, recreation and life-long learning. Their programmes often work across the generations with children, young people and adults. Thus proving suitable for the research.
Today, St. Paul’s facilitates an independent school for pupils aged 11-16; an out of school service for children aged 5-11; three nursery sites; and early years service for children aged 0-5; a city farm; and a canal boat. The project itself facilitated a number of activities, play tables and workshops at the out of school service, the nursery site and the school.