Monthly Archives July 2019

Conversation clubs success

This story popped up on our internal Bristol City Council website so we thought we’d use it as an excuse to blow our own trumpet!   Bristol Community Learning celebrates success of Conversation Clubs Our Community Learning Team recently hosted a day celebrating the city’s Conversation Clubs. The clubs give residents who speak English as a second language the opportunity to practice English in informal, friendly settings. Community Learning runs 15 clubs across Bristol, with more than 100 people coming to practice their English speaking and listening skills each week. They focus on everyday situations but also encourage people to
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3D printed limbs thanks to Knowle West

We thought we’d share this video about Samantha Payne, co-founder of award-winning innovation company Open Bionics, to KWMC. Samantha recently spoke to a group of schoolchildren about her experiences growing up in Knowle West, working with KWMC, and now producing 3D-printed bionic limbs for people across the UK. You can watch part of her talk in the ‘Driven‘ documentary here. We’d encourage our tutors to make use of this in class where possible to challenge gender stereotypes and help inspire people to take on massive challenges. They can find a copy of the video in our ICT resources section.
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