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Trip to Woolwich

Posted by Dermot on 13 Dec 2013

A huge group  (25 people)  from our Greenwich classes attended this term's trip to the Greenwich Heritage Centre in Woolwich. We can highly recommend the museum and particularly the ESOL quiz organised by the education manager....

Trip to the British Museum

Posted by Dermot on 13 Dec 2013

"I've been in the UK and I've never seen anything like this" - Sorifa talking about the mummies at the British Museum....

St. Mary's Trip to Greenwich

Posted by Dermot on 13 Dec 2013

What a day! In just a few breathless hours, 15 students, four babies and two teachers managed to take six different trains, visit the Observatory, visit Greenwich park, visit the Queen's House, have lunch and walk up and down Greenwich hill....

New Citizens Legal Advice Service

Posted by Dermot on 3 Dec 2013

Thanks to Bekele and the New Citizens Legal Advice Service for a fantastic workshop at Notre Dame on Saturday 23rd November....

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....

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