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Cakes for Rory Patterson

Posted by Dermot on 3 Dec 2013

On Wednesday 19th November eight EFA students from our Surrey Square Primary School group took action alongside Southwark Citizens to demand a meeting with Rory Patterson, the Head of Children's Services at Southwark Council....

The Power of Discussion

Posted by Dermot on 15 Nov 2013

We are two sessions in to our new research project, The Power of Discussion. The theme of immigration and specifically "illegal" or "undocumented" migrants emerged in the first session and we exploredit in greater depth on session two....

Workfare and benefit sanctions

Posted by Dermot on 12 Nov 2013

A few weeks ago, the students at our Tower Hamlets class wrote a letter to David Cameron and Ian Duncan Smith about their views on workfare. Today we received a response from 10 Downing Street and the Department of Work and Pensions; this was great as we feel like we’re not being ignored....

Battersea Story-telling workshop and Saci Perere

Posted by Dermot on 1 Nov 2013

Yesterday we had a day of story-telling for families in Battersea. We started with the story of Little Red Riding Hood, which was a familiar story with an unfamiliar title for most of the group. We discussed the moral, the meaning of the wolf and the various endings....

Mental Health Stigma

Posted by Dermot on 25 Oct 2013

In our Tower Hamlets class on Monday students discussed the headline "1200 killed by Mental Health Patients" which recently appeared on the...

The Power of Discussion

Posted by Dermot on 24 Oct 2013

Today at Tower Hamlets College we launched the Power of Discussion (POD) research project. The research, funded by the British Council's ESOL Nexus Project, will investigate the impact lots of discussion has on language development....

Wandsworth Awards Ceremony

Posted by Dermot on 18 Oct 2013

On Thursday 10th October English for Action took part in the adult learning annual celebration at Wandsworth Town Hall. Seven EFA students attended along with their teacher, Dermot. The students received certificates from Wandsworth Council for their success in the last academic year....

The Welfare and ESOL Support Network

Posted by Cait on 15 Oct 2013

On September 28th, Action for ESOL and Boycott Workfare teamed up to deliver a workshop for ESOL teachers on benefits cuts and changes....

Our Lambeth Hub is growing stronger.

Posted by Cait on 4 Oct 2013

We know from experience that the longer we work in an area, the better....

Back at the Mosque

Posted by Dermot on 19 Sep 2013

It was great to kick off at Camberwell Mosque again yesterday. We had eleven students and three volunteers (thanks to Steve, Waheed and Abdul). We started in a circle and shared stories about ourselves....

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