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ESOL students cook up a feast at Thornton

Thornton College played host to a group of students from Hugh Baird College’s Migrant Women’s Integration Project recently.

Thornton College is a specialist centre for Sefton-based students (16+) with learning disabilities and levels of vulnerability that require them to undertake their further education in a supportive environment. The visit allowed the Thornton students to learn about different cultures and communities as part of their Daily Living Skills classes.  It also gave the ladies from the Migrant Women’s programme the opportunity to work alongside the students, making foods associated with their home countries and answering questions about their own cultures.

Amongst the dishes created were Mexican Guacamole and Jordanian Kebabs.  All of the students involved said it was a really enjoyable morning and they felt they had learned a lot from the experience.

The Migrant Women’s Project is aimed at students from outside the EU who have lived in Britain for less than ten years and have indefinite leave to remain.  Funded by the UK Border Agency, the women attend College for a whole range of classes, from standard ESOL English to history, culture and citizenship. The project also prepares them for the Government’s mandatory ‘Life in the UK Test’.  

If you would like to know more about Thornton or to arrange a visit, please contact the administrator on 0151 934 4811.  Or, if you are interested in finding out more about the Migrant Women’s Project, please contact Jenny Lightfoot or Susie Spear on 0151 353 4444.

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