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Heritage ESOL

Heritage ESOL

Heritage ESOL will be a new strand of ESOL learning using a methodology which builds on our current ESOL programme (Deesha) other ESOL activity and learning from Tower Hamlets’ own HLF-funded Opening Up Archives project.

Toynbee Hall’s archive will be used to support development of course material. Importantly, our Heritage ESOL Coordinator will engage community groups to help us to develop learning resources. The aim being to generate new archive materials referencing the diverse heritage of course participants and their experiences of living in East London.

Course participants will be encouraged to join the course through our existing partnerships including the E1 schools partnership. We aim to deliver 120 heritage ESOL classes, with 250 people participating in accredited learning.

Heritage ESOL will use the seven themes on show within the Heritage Exhibition: workers’ conditions, opening minds (education), childhood poverty, access to justice, housing, living as neighbours, and charity and welfare.

Funding requirement: £24,692
2017/18: £19,684  2018/19: £5,008

An excellent way to invest in our heritage activities is to join our Benefactor Scheme. To find our more or to make a donation, please contact the Development Team on / 020 7392 2949 or donate online.