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Learners use arts and crafts to help stay mentally healthy

Learners use arts and crafts to help stay mentally healthy

We have had more updates on how learners have been working hard and having fun with our community learning courses during social distancing. Comfort Crafts is a remote course which helps make a difference to learners' lives through arts and crafts. The course uses...

Positive feedback from our online learners

Positive feedback from our online learners

Even during lockdown, learners are enjoying our courses and staying in touch. We have recently moved many of our classes online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New and returning learners have been logging in to our new Google Classrooms and working together....

Council apprentice shines

Council apprentice shines

We have had some outstanding feedback about one of our apprentices currently working for Trading Standards and Environmental Health at Gateshead Council. Evelina Saliapina has been working as a Level 2 Business Admin apprentice for seven months and has gone above and...

Learner helps learningSkills team deliver free school meals

Learner helps learningSkills team deliver free school meals

As our learners are staying at home during lockdown, some of the learningSkills team have been busy delivering 'free school meal' supplies. One of our learners, Lewis Walton, has been helping tutors within the Learning Difficulty and Disablities Team to send these...

Learners enjoy online courses during lockdown.

Learners enjoy online courses during lockdown.

Due to the Government's advice on social distancing we have moved many of our courses online. This has not affected how much our learners enjoy these courses. Chris Myhill has moved her Family History course from Bensham Grove onto Outlook Groups. The Family through...

Online Laptop Learners celebrate VE day

Online Laptop Learners celebrate VE day

Our learners have worked together online to produce some excellent work celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. Learners on the Online Laptop course have been celebrating VE Day by using their new skills to create posters. They have searched...

Deaf Awareness Week  4-10 May 2020

Deaf Awareness Week 4-10 May 2020

It's Deaf Awareness Week this week and many of our learners are researching ways in which they can raise awareness while staying at home. Deaf Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of hearing loss and deafness across the UK. The theme for 2020 is acquired deafness....

School apprentice shows promise

School apprentice shows promise

A young apprentice in an Early Years school has received wonderful feedback from her employer for working hard at her apprenticeship, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with school closures, the apprentices within School Workforce Development are...

The FEEL Meditation

The FEEL Meditation

Most of us go through life trying to get away/distracting ourselves from difficult emotions.  Let's face it - who wants to feel  anxiety, fear, anger, frustration?  No one!  The thing is emotions want to be felt.  They need to be felt. They...