Community Enrichment

Ref: C3676562

In this course we will be looking at ways we can get actively involved in our local community. At least 2 students each week will go out, with support, to do research and discover more about Ripon or Boroughbridge. The information they gather will help us formulate an action plan through which we can become more involved with the people and events going on in a way that enriches and impacts these communities positively.Classroom activities will include looking at how we can get involved with other organisations or groups of people in a way that brings something to those people eg; running a painting, craft or story workshop for the residents of a local home for the elderly, or visiting a school or inviting them to join us at Jennyruth Workshops for an activity we have created for them. We will explore in different ways and through different learning techniques and research how we can work within our community in a way that enriches and makes a difference to it and us .

Course aim

We will look at the ways students can get actively involved in their Community by finding out "What is out there? Who is out there? What can we do to get involved and make a difference?" We will research local resources and create an action plan.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand more about the Community in which I live and work.
  • understand a little bit more about how to do research and talk with others and ask questions in order to find out more about a subject I am researching and keep a simple record of my findings.
  • with support, help plan and organise a Community activity with the other class students.
  • say I have taken part in an activity or event in the community that has helped others in some way.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Community Enrichment


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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