Another fine batch of eloquent English speakers graduated from Fáilte Isteach Kilcoole this afternoon, and they have their groovy certs to prove it.
After a year of hard graft and even harder grammar, the gang were rewarded for all their diligent work with a party too.
Which meant free crisps. And free cuppas. And free chocolate!
Here’s the lowdown…
Students and volunteer tutors from Fáilte Isteach Bray & Kilcoole conversational English language project celebrated the end of another successful year recently and received their certificates at presentation ceremonies.
The project is run by Bray Area Partnership as part of its SICAP programme. Classes take place in St. Peter’s Parish Centre and St. Kilian’s Community School in Bray, and Kilcoole Community Centre.
The idea of Fáilte Isteach is that people volunteer their time to teach practical conversational English to people from other countries who live and work in their community. Improving their English helps students participate more fully in society, take part in further education and gain employment. The word Fáilte describes the spirit of the project – welcome to our community. Classes are free (with a €3 donation per class requested) and take place through friendly small group conversations over a cup of tea.
“Students and volunteers have benefitted so much from taking part”, says Lorna Lafferty from Bray Area Partnership, “developing skills and also making friends with neighbours from different backgrounds.”
Nice. Run by the Bray Area Partnership gang, you can find out more about Fáilte Isteach Kilcoole on their Facebook page here.