Andrew lives with his parents who take care of his needs, he has done a number of courses with me over the past three years and after a short break has returned this year. He is in his thirties and has moderate learning difficulties. In his case this means that he has limited reading and writing skills but he can communicate verbally using short sentences.
In September last year WEA students in Rugeley started an innovative course all about recycling old things. On the course, students learned about sustainability and recycling through 'upcycling' old items of clothing and furniture in creative ways.
Students from a WEA Tai Chi course in Telford have been reflecting on the their course and have written about how the course has made a difference to their health and wellbeing. Tutor Craig Swinnerton, as part of the end of course reflection and evaluation asked students to write how they felt about it, and it was quite encouraging to see the impact the course was making to their lives.
Read about some of the things that have been going on in the region in the academic year of 2012-13