What is Readrite?
The Readrite scheme aims to attract people to education through fun, developing their talents and interests. It has been developed by the Burngreave Community Learning Campaign and key partners, including the Sheffield College and the Community Education Coordinators.
The scheme is aimed at people who speak English and want a way into education in small, enjoyable “bite size” chunks to improve their “skills for life” – the English and Maths skills that many people need to brush up on. Learners will be rewarded for their learning – with free materials, vouchers and a visit to the new Western Park museum.
At the Readrite launch at the Fir Vale Centre, Gill Raistrick from Hillsborough College explained: “the Readrite scheme is about freeing people to be creative and explore their talents – to release themselves from the mindsets they may be stuck in.” Councillor Steve Jones made a speech about the inspiration that community based learning gave to people in Burngreave. “Adult learning enables people to access their rights in life and gives people a step on the ladder towards reaching their potential,” he said.
Readrite Events – Starting Monday 26th February. All courses are FREE!
Brush up your Spelling: Starting Monday 26th February 11am – 12.25pm at Firth Park Community Arts College.
Exploring Personal history: Starting Tuesday 27th February 1-2.30pm at Burngreave Library – includes a visit to Western Park Museum.
Crafts: including making a clay tile: Starting Wednesday 28th February 1-3pm at Rainbow House and Ellesmere Green.
Childcare workshops: Starting Wednesday 28th February 9.15 – 11.15am at Pye Bank School.
Stories from Sheffield and the Yemen: Starting Thursday 1st March 4-6pm at the Yemeni Community Meeting Room.
Celebration Event: Friday 16th March 11am – 12pm at Fir Vale Sheffield College Centre, Earl Marshal Road.
For more information, please call BCLC on 0114 2794960.