Wapping and Whitechapel Shared Learning

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Wapping and Whitechapel Shared Learning


Local parents will teach local children any special skills or talents they have. The children will learn for free!

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Wapping and Whitechapel Shared Learning is a learning co-operative soceity, wherein local parents share their knowledge and expertise with local children. All parents of school-aged children in Wapping and Whitechapel are welcome to participate - and so our local children will have a wide range of extra-curricular learning opportunities from which to choose.

What we'll deliver:

  • Recruit local volunteers for teaching
  • Recruit professionals for teaching
  • Hire appropriate venues for lessons
  • Provide the necessary resources for lessons
  • Offer payment to teachers
  • Carry out DBS checks on teachers

Why it's a great idea:

Make extra-curricular learning accessible to those who cannot necessarily afford to pay for it monetarily Build a foundation of trust within the neighbourhood Very suitable for the home-educating community Will offer a diverse range of ‘lessons’ on offer to students, enriches their learning experience Allow appreciation of different cultures and languages Will be supportive to single parents or those struggling with child-rearing, due to opportunity to meet and share with other parents

Steps to get it done:

  • Speak with neighbours and encourage them to offer lessons (completed)
  • Secure funding to be used for hiring venues, resources, DBS checks, payments
  • Hire a suitable site for lessons to begin, co-ordinate with teachers to create a timetable
  • Advertise the timetable to gain interest
  • Monitor uptake and collect feedback from students and teachers
  • Conduct a questionnaire to understand views and opinions of those interested (completed)

Currently, 50 local residents have expressed an interest in the project, and have collectively volunteered to teach the following: Arabic reading English and maths (primary and secondary level) ESOL GCSE Science exam technique French Spanish Vegan and Gluten-free cooking Asian cooking Adobe Suite basics Introduction to Latvian Introduction to Russian Chinese calligraphy Graphics design Islamic calligraphy

Location Wapping

About the space

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

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