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Your memories of Hayes can help new arrivals
PEOPLE in Hayes are being offered an unusual opportunity to share their memories while helping local English learners with their language skills.
In an intriguing project, based at The Old Vinyl Factory, English-speaking people are invited to pass on their experience and knowledge of the area to borough newcomers.
Councillor David Simmonds, Hillingdon Cabinet Member for Education & Children's Services, said: “Our adult learning team are always coming up with new and innovative schemes for local residents and this is just one of them.
"I would urge people with memories of days gone by in Hayes to get involved in this exciting project.”
It will benefit long-term residents by giving them the opportunity to meet with like-minded people, to recount memories of the area and compare stories. It will also help English language learners with their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.
The project will use existing film footage of Hayes to stimulate discussion, and those taking part will be encouraged to take along their own photos and films.
Students will each complete a project looking at the history of Hayes for an end--term assessment, which will be showcased during Adult Learners Week 2014.
The project will take place over three sessions starting in November. For more information or to get involved, call or email Paul Moody on 01895 267 601, email@example.com.
The project will be featured in the second Calling the Tune film festival next June.