Last term three ESOL groups from Tipton and Aston went on an educational outing to the Black Country Living Museum, in Dudley.
The first ever WEA Parliamentary event took place on the 7th of November 2012 at the Houses of Parliament. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the learning and achievements within the WEA and to raise the public and political profile of the WEA. It also launched the first ever WEA Excellence Awards with winners from all across the Association.
October 1st was National Older Peoples’ Day and, to celebrate this, the WEA in Telford took part in an event at Hartshorne Court, Dawley. The event was extremely busy, with residents and their friends, visitors from the community, the Mayor, regional staff from Sanctuary Housing who run Hartshorne Court and people representing various local organisations who work with older people all attending.
Women’s Lives is a course for women public sector workers who have missed out on education or who wish to brush up on their skills. It is designed to help women develop confidence and communication skills as well as improve their writing and and research skills.
To mark Black History Month, the WEA in the West Midlands has been celebrating black culture, history and music through various activities. For example in Ledbury, a Jazz course started this month which explores the racial dimension which is a key factor to the development of American music through the 20th Century and back to the days of slavery.