Do you have an amazing learning story to tell? Your story could inspire lots of other learners and what is more you could win an award! Nominations for Adult Learner’s Week (ALW) Awards 2015 are now open. ALW forms part of the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)’s Festival of Learning, to celebrate the lives that have transformed for the better through the power of education.
The WEA Awards which recognise and celebrate adult teaching and learning across the WEA were hosted in the city of Birmingham this year. The awards ceremony took place at the Old Library in the Custard factory in the Digbeth area of Birmingham on the 12th of November, had an attendance of around 100 guests. These included students, tutors, staff and volunteers.
The WEA (UK's largest voluntary provider of adult education) in West Midlands has been awarded £8,300 for its “Exploring the Impact of World War 1” project.
A group of WEA students who take a Fashion and Textiles course at the Dolphin Centre in Birmingham visited the city centre to look at fabric and haberdashery stalls for tools and equipment and high street fashion.
Over the holidays our local Tesco put on their community facebook page pictures of a school visit to the store so we enquired about a visit for our WEA Cooking on a Budget group as part of our nutrition project funded by Cannock Chase Council,a visit was arranged for the following Thursday.