"Although I have never previously attended a WEA course, I was always going to enrol for this one, having had a deep interest in the subject since my schooldays.
"My name is Zoe Birnie. Whilst attending the WEA courses over the past year, the one that has most influenced me and helped me achieve my goal is the English course. When I first joined the course I had little confidence and no aspiration. I have learned many new skills and met a lot of wonderful people, with the help of the tutor I have gained the courage to apply for college and reach my potential. The skills that i have learned are: doing a plan beforehand, spelling techniques, punctuation and vocabulary.
Workshops on World War 1
Hereford and Ledbury Branch shall be holding a series of workshops during autumn 2014 and spring 2015 exploring the impact of the First World War on Herefordshire.
One of the earlier sessions will be held at the Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum in Hereford. This will focus not just on the battles (60 men of the regiment died at Gallipoli in 1915) but also on the effect back home in Herefordshire of these great losses. A talk by the curator will be followed by the chance to examine the artefacts and memorabilia displayed at the Museum.
The Office of Public Health Dudley MBC has confirmed that they will continue to fund the Community Gym and Healthy Towns initiatives. The funding will continue to support delivery of the TANDRUSTI Project. Contracts with a value of £100k will be renewed for a further two years covering the period April 2014 – March 2016.
During an Improve your Skills course for adults with learning difficulties, a small group of learners researched the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines. The group looked at the impact and the effect the typhoon has had on local people. After delivering their findings to the group, the group then asked if there was anything they could do to help.