Our Activities

Learners Have Visited

Deen City Farm in Mitcham The National Maritime Museum

The Houses of Parliament, with a guided tour kindly arranged by Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden

The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill Ham House and Gardens

Hampton Court Palace

Victoria and Albert Museum

Taken a trip down the Thames to Greenwich

Climbed up the hill to The Royal Observatory

Enjoyed picnics in Morden Hall Park

Checked out Mitcham Clock Tower

Picked fruit and vegetables at Garsons Farm, Surrey

 

Story Competition

We have run a story competition for 3 years and encourage learners to write short stories on imagined or real subjects. Topics have ranged from “My first solo trip on the Thames, “A hang-gliding Challenge”, “The Donkey and the Haunted House”, to “Frustrated Dreams”, “Grandfather and his funny watermelon story”, “My Plans and Dreams”, “Life in the UK”. Prizes of book vouchers are awarded to the winning entries at the AGM. We also produce an illustrated booklet of the stories.

INTERNATIONAL AFTERNOON TEA

In April, 2018, our conversation group, Time to Talk, ran a community fund-raising event at St. Mark’s Family Centre. Everyone made a sweet or savoury dish, one of the group played the flute, there was paper flower making and henna painting. Lots of friends and family came to enjoy the afternoon, including Wimbledon MP, Stephen Hammond and his wife, Sally. We raised just over £200. Everyone is keen to hold a similar event each year.