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Sewing taster session - Jubilee bunting

by Isha Arora -


Would you like to create bunting as part of our Jubilee celebration event?

Join us for a fun, sewing workshop session to create Jubilee Bunting and learn how to cut out the fabric using a template and stitch the pieces together using a sewing machine.  
Day: Monday 23 May 2022
Time: 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Place: Brookfield Adult Learning Centre, Uxbridge

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance by calling Brookfield on 01895556455.


Mental Health Awareness Week

by Isha Arora -

This #MentalHealthAwareness Week we encourage you to build meaningful connections and take time out to care for yourself and look after your wellbeing.

Have a look at the free Emotional Health and Wellbeing courses we've on offer that can help you to help yourself on the road to recovery:

Course: Get lost in the garden
Day: Tuesday 7th June
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm for 6 weeks,
Venue: Rural Activities Garden Centre, West Drayton.

Course: Therapeutic Art - Exploring Mixed Media
Day: Wednesday 8th June
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm for 6 weeks
Venue: South Ruislip Adult Learning Centre, South Ruislip.

Course: De-Stress with Yoga
Day: Monday 13th June
Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm for 4 weeks

To enrol please call 01895 556 248 or email

Workshop - Low Mood

by Isha Arora -

Are you feeling down and unhappy with life?


Join us for an online workshop by CNWL Talking Therapies to know how to make changes that can lift your mood.

Understand why you might be feeling down and learn skills to overcome these feelings.

Date: Wednesday 27th April

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

Where: Online via Zoom 

To access the session please sign up with the below link :

CNWL Talking Therapies Service (IAPT)

The war in Ukraine - what can we do?

by Isha Arora -

Children and young people will be aware of the news, so it’s important that we create space for them to talk about this in an open and honest way. All conversations should be age appropriate but it’s important that children and young people feel able to talk and not be judged. Try this website for more guidance. 

Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation. - The Education Hub (

Living with Covid: the end of routine testing

by Isha Arora -

Covid-19 update
Following the updated guidance on the government’s next steps for living with Covid-19 in England for education settings, from Friday 1 April regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in our centres, including ALDD curriculum.
Updated guidance advises:
• adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
• children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
• adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days

Student Services team in our centres will not hand out any test kits to staff and learners unless advised by the local health protection team, local authority or director of public health.

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