Glasgow Kelvin College Adult Literacies Learners have enjoyed getting involved in local and national writing events. This years Book Week Scotland's topic was 'Blether', something the classes are very good at! It was an opportunity to read and write on the topic and share ideas with other groups.
The annual Aye Write festival in Glasgow is always popular as it allows learners to present their writing for many thousands of visitors to see. Learners contribute poetry and stories every year and thoroughly enjoy a day out viewing the other groups contribution.
We had one of our employer partners in from the McTaggart group on Tuesday (25th February) afternoon, they are helping us deliver the Work Based Learning pilot.
Steven from the McTaggart Group took some time going around the group to see what ideas they have been developing in the workshop and discussing the development of their Meta Skills.
As part of Go Green week ESOL National 5 Stage 1 ran a stall at Springburn. They offered free vegan biscuits and asked students to complete questionnaires on going “green”. The questionnaire will also be available online and results published. The students engaged well with the other students and really enjoyed the experience.
This exercise is part of an initiative on how the college can become more environmentally friendly, in conjunction with Sandra Lavergne (Active Travel Officer), Olga Sanchez (Campus Cycling Officer) and Clare Walters with her class NQ Pathways to Employment.
The College took part in this year’s Go Green Week by hosting events aimed at raising awareness on issues regarding Sustainability.
Monday 24th February
A number of environmental organisations showcased their projects and current initiatives at Springburn campus. Amongst them, we had the pleasure to welcome Home Energy Scotland, On Bikes, Woodland Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Sustrans. It was great to hear lots of quality conversations between them and our students and staff.
The amazing mechanics from On Bikes provided a free Dr Bike session, fixing up bikes and carrying up minor maintenance repairs.
Students were also involved in the event by running a stall. The ESOL National 5 Stage 1 offered free vegan biscuits and asked students to complete questionnaires on going “green”. The questionnaire will also be available online and results published. This exercise is part of an initiative on the College being more environmentally friendly, in conjunction with Sandra Lavergne (Active Travel Officer), Olga Sanchez (Campus Cycling Officer) and Claire Walters with her class NQ Pathways to Employment.
Tuesday 25th February
On Tuesday, we had only one watchword: being active! Olga, our Campus Cycling Officer, took a small group for a nice and enjoyable ride up to Springburn park; whereas at the same time, Sandra, our Active Travel Officer, led a dynamic and entertaining walk around Springburn campus. After this physical effort, they were all rewarded with a delicious meat-free lunch, hosted in the warm and cosy Velocity Cycle Hub!
Well done again everyone!
If you are interested in joining our next social rides and/or health walks, please be in touch with Sandra at email@example.com
Thursday 27th February
And finally, at Springburn campus, the ESOL National 2 Elementary students and their lecturer Conal Jardine took part in our community litter pick. This event was organised in partnership with Community Safety Glasgow. It was great fun to have everyone back at the Velocity Cycle Hub for hot drinks and some good chat too!
A huge thank you to all who were able to attend! It was amazing to see and meet so many people. We hope you had good fun and have learned a bit more about Sustainability during this week!
If you would like to provide us with any feedback regarding Go Green Week, please be in touch with Olga Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Lavergne at email@example.com