Tangram Puzzle

Last week we celebrated the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and #InternationalNursesDay with our Celebrating Carers event. To continue the support for the incredible people who work in healthcare and their selfless contribution at this time, we will continue to share activities and videos every Thursday! Today, our Woodworking tutor Mike shows you how to…

Self Care #MentalHealthAwareness

It is important to take care of yourself as well as others. Whether it’s daily, weekly or less frequent, self-care is an important part of maintaining your physical, mental and emotional health. Our Family & Community Learning team have created FREE Self Care During Stressful Times workshops to help keep yourself well. View full range…

#MentalHealthAwareness Week

It’s #MentalHealthAwareness week and this year’s official theme is #kindness. Small acts of kindness go a long way and mean so much to those who are feeling lonely, anxious or finding it difficult, especially with everything going on. 🌈 Being kind and compassionate is proven to help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing. Doing good does you good!…

New Accredited courses – Enrol today!

Don’t put your dreams on hold. We have adapted our courses to be delivered both online and remotely.  So whatever the situation, you can #KeepLearning – Browse Qualifications & Skills for Employment courses. We have successfully moved our classroom offer to be delivered online where possible. This ‘blended’ learning approach has been developed so that you…

An ode to Florence Nightingale

An ode to Florence Nightingale, on the 200th anniversary of her birth By Jack Gaydon ‘Thou was not born for death, immortal Bird!’ – John Keats, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’. Much has been writ on how Nightingale brought Comfort to men in far-off battlefields Yet less made of the great meaning she sought Through study…

Florence in Portraits

I wish there were more portraits of Florence Nightingale. I am surprised there are so few. I would have liked more justice to have been done in paint, to this deeply empathic, forward thinking, scientifically educated and extraordinarily dogged woman. Most of the artworks devoted to Nightingale pay tribute to Victorian values. They are pseudo…

Photoshop: Victorian Effect

Photography tutor Barry shares this Photoshop tutorial on how to create a Victorian vintage effect on a contemporary portrait. Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support by visiting and donating on our JustGiving page. You can view our full range of weekly…

Watercolour Postcards

Art tutor Lucy shows us how to create a selection of postcard designs using watercolour paints that you can send to family and friends during this time. Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support by visiting and donating on our JustGiving page.…

Florence Nightingale & Italian Culture

Language tutor Elinor shares a brief History and interesting facts about Florence, the city that Florence Nightingale was named after. She also includes some bitesize Italian for you to learn! Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support by visiting and donating on…