Thurrock Adult Community College host active citizen event

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OVER a hundred learners from Thurrock Adult Community College were invited to join together for an Active Citizens Together (ACT) event last Tuesday (16 May).

Students from the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course came along to a practical session about how to become more active in the community along with skills around how to access services they might need, particularly around emergency services and advice on how to keep themselves and their families safe.

Chief Executive, Lyn Carpenter said: “The lively morning was popular and students really enjoyed the practical demonstrations in first aid (pictured).

“It was thoroughly enjoyed by all particularly the experience of practising their English in a safe, friendly adult-learning environment.

“I would like to thank the guest organisations: Thurrock Safety Partnership, Essex Police, Essex Fire Service, Ngage/Timebank, Thurrock Healthwatch, the Royal Opera House, DHL and the local Museum Project, who all found it useful to get feedback from the different migrant communities and to know what their concerns were.”, She added.

Thurrock Council’s Adult Community college is based in Grays and is attended by over 2500 students each year. To find out how you can learn a new skill or develop an existing one, visit:

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