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Student writes poem about her experience with the WEA

I really love your courses,

Like poetry and art,

The fantastic Sarah Tamar,

Has shown me where to start.

My friends and I adore her,

It’s very fair to say,

Our knowledge has expanded,

WEA course gives a learner confidence and takes away her inhibitions

“My first WEA course was a ten week drama course. I enjoyed this immensely and was disappointed when it did not continue after Christmas. So what next? Several people recommended the Painting and Poetry and I decided to go on that. ‘Fit can be Fun’ also began at this time. Yeah, sure it can. The only thing I run is a bath! I did not know if I would have enough motivation or stamina and anyway a ‘dodgy’ back would get in the way, wouldn’t it?

5 Ways to Wellbeing at the WEA Summer Festival

Summer festival 2013Over 80 learners, tutors, staff and volunteers attended the WEA West Midlands Summer Festival which was held in central Birmingham on the 6th July. The theme for the Summer Festival was ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’.

Inequality and life expectancy- how WEA is working towards closing the gap

How long you will live is dependent on where you live, according to the latest data released by the Longer Lives project by Public Health England (PHE) on the mortality rates of 150 Local Authority Areas. 

WEA volunteer completes London Marathon for charity

62 year old Anne Davies, a volunteer from the WEA Community Health Education in Stoke-on-Trent (CHEST) project, ran her first full marathon in London on Sunday (9th of June 2013). Anne who previously suffered mental ill health regained her confidence through WEA adult education and since then has been a proactive volunteer for the WEA supporting the CHEST project.

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