Monthly Archives: December 2014

WEA heart warming student stories

Many people have been able to completely change their lives by attending a WEA course.  Download Awards Booklet Awards Booklet to read some heart warming stories.  WEA 101 Branch’s very own tutor Tom Mottram is there on page 10. Make a … Continue reading

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Drumming their way towards Christmas

A foot tapping, vibrant performance of newly learned drumming skills was given this morning by students  at Deacon & Hardy Community Support, Wigston.  ‘The highlight of each week,’ says Chris when she goes home each Thursday to her sister. Family and friends … Continue reading

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Our favourite recipes

The Tuesday English class did some work on ‘Food and Healthy Living’ this term. They put together some of their favourite recipes in a small book. There are places in the class for the Spring Term and you’ll be most … Continue reading

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Still learning at 100 years – what’s the secret?

WEA news December 2014  WEA’s oldest student is 100 years’ old and lives in Sheffield.  He began a WEA art and craft class only last year!  What’s his secret for a long and healthy life?  Check out page 8.

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WEA art students wow us with their art exhibition

This course recruited students from a diverse range of backgrounds – most came from a ‘return to learn/return to work’ background. The students were not confident in their own creative abilities or sure of their own self-worth.  However, what they … Continue reading

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Creative Art using patterns and shapes

Students from the Tuesday Creative Art class produced as a team this colourful collage based on a picture by the well known artist, David Hockney.           If you would like to experiment with colour and texture … Continue reading

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WEA student aims high and changes career

Student winner for the Olive Cordell Skills for Life Award was our very own Michael Pole.  He studied for English, maths and computing at level 2 and achieved all three qualifications within the year. Michael is now studying at Leicester … Continue reading

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