As Adult Learners Week draws to a close, Kensington and Chelsea College hosted an event to celebrate the more interesting and diverse learning achievements of their dedicated and professional staff. Lee Davies, the Acting Chief Executive of the Institute for Learning, pictured with Amanda Hayes KCC Vice Principal, opened the event.
Dance Lecturer Rebecca was involved in a voluntary teaching project and earlier this year lived in a local rural community in Rajasthan, India. Rebecca helped children and young women aged 6 – 16 years to improve their English and through that, their chances of employment.
Rebecca says, “‘I found it very challenging but enlightening to live and work outside my comfort zone and I was able to develop my teaching skills in areas other than dance which then broadens career options for me.'”
Anita Tull, Course Director for Food Studies is writing a PhD thesis on the importance of food education in schools.
Anita says “‘It is vital that we educate children about food while they are at school provide them with the opportunities to handle, prepare, cook and sample a range of foods as part of their life skills education.'”
Kensington and Chelsea College Vice Principal Amanda Hayes says “‘These activities not only contribute to personal and career development of the individuals involved, but also have a positive impact on their work in the college and their interactions with employers and external partners. The aim of our event was to recognise achievement and inspire other staff to find new and interesting ways to enrich their work as lecturers, managers and support staff.'”
Feeling inspired? Kensington and Chelsea College is running a special enrolment session for anyone wishing to join a course. Wednesday 11th June 4pm-7pm, Hortensia Road centre, SW10. Nearest tube Fulham Broadway.
Date published: 27 May 2008