Birmingham City Council commissioned Neighbourhood Consultancy Ltd & Aspire & Succeed in January 2009 to undertake a brief history review of Aston, Lozells & Newtown. And using this research information to develop classroom materials for the introduction of its Housing Education Initiative in the area.

The end result allowed us to gather very interesting facts, stories and images of the heritage of each of the neighbourhoods and produce lesson plans with resources relevant to the National Curriculum. The materials were also applicable for use with adult learning and community workshops.

We tested the lesson plans and materials with our pupils on the Academic Tuition programme to ascertain their advice and feedback.