Tale of Two Cities
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A tale of two cities

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A tale of two cities is a collaborative project bringing together Life skills student groups from Adult Education Wolverhampton and Art shape in Gloucester. 


The aim is to bring together students facing disabling barriers from two very different cities. Students will have the opportunity to individually research and learn about each other and their cities. During the project the 2 groups of students will share their activities electronically and via social media. The project will culminate with celebrations later this year.


Spring term theme 

During the spring term students have been looking at equality and diversity and have been researching 'Pride' the LGBTQ communities' positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ). They have also looked into their own concept of the word pride and have been investigating their local industrial heritage.


Full steam ahead... 

Students at Adult Education Wolverhampton are fully engaged in making art and craft items for the spring craft fair that they will be hosting at the Life Skills open day in April. They have also been planning have-a-go activities and games for visitors to the event. Students have discussed what needs to be done and made decisions about who will do what and when, from attending to the craft stall to helping and engaging visitors with games and activities.

Craft items for sale will include:

  • Glitter resin necklaces
  • Paper beads - a craft that started in England as far back as the Victorian age.
  • Dream catchers - originally made by North American Indians and adapted by life skills students after learning about Wolverhampton's main industry of wool weaving in Medieval and Tudor times.
  • Cushions - inspired by Wolverhampton's local travel network
  • Garden pots - inspired by the brick making industry in Wolverhampton


Interested in joining a 'Life Skills' course?

Contact us online or call us on 01902 558180 


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