Hear what people are saying about the impact of our work:


Valley CIDS are a superb support to our school. We have the highest quality (and 100% reliable) half-termly Collective Worship; a scheduled follow-up lesson from the collective worship theme tailored to each year group in turn; special themed days e.g. Prayer Day and Easter; and useful advice on contacts and resources. I am touch with a number of local schools who echo my positive comments. Valley CIDS actually had a mention in our “Good” SIAS Report: “Pupils speak with enthusiasm about visitors who lead Collective Worship.”

Steve Bower
Head Teacher, Codnor Community School

The ‘Why Christmas’ workshop was fantastic! The preparation of the room and the delivery of the content enabled the children to experience and develop a very good understanding of the story of Christmas. The staff found the session to be a useful professional development opportunity and felt that the children were given lots of opportunities to reflect on the Christmas story and to set this in the context of previous learning, for example The story of the Creation. We are looking forward to having Valley CIDS back to lead a session for our RE Day with the focus of Easter.

Zoey Stokes
Head Teacher, Tibshelf Infants School

The folks at Blend do a fantastic job in their work with young people. They are passionate, creative and professional in all that they do and play a vital role in helping young people reach their full potential.

Nigel Pimlott
Deputy CEO, Frontier Youth Trust

Thank you for allowing me to work with some of my young people at the Blend Youth Project. Since many of the young people have taken advantage of your project it has enabled them to avoid offending behaviour, especially during the school holidays. The Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle workshops are of particular benefit as they are gaining valuable information allowing them to make informed choices for the future.

Youth Offending Worker