The WEA has been awarded £28,931 from NHS Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group for our ‘Get Out, Stay Well’ project. The project is designed to bridge the gap between being a patient and being discharged from hospital.
The first poetry day tutored by Simon Fletcher took place on May 10th. We were introduced to the works of Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and considered by many to be the greatest poet of our age.
Before taking a course with the WEA, I was at home for 3 years due to illness. I have three children, whom my supportive husband was looking after.
I hadn’t heard of the WEA before, it was only when leaflets were distributed in my area that I found out about the WEA and the Literacy and Maths courses, which I enrolled for at the same time. Both courses were running at the same time, but on different days.
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) has been working in collaboration with Job Centre Plus in Coventry since the beginning of 2013 to provide individuals the opportunity to brush up and improve their English communication skills. The intensive Spoken English courses are aimed at Pre-Entry and Entry Level 1 clients and run over 12 weeks (Monday to Wednesday) for between 101 -197 hrs.
I was affiliated with other organisations before as I was volunteering at the Federation of Stadium Communities, where my manager was talking to somebody at the WEA at the time. Due to certain circumstances, my manager at FSC said that she had to let me go, which is when I was told that there was an opportunity for me to volunteer with the WEA.