As part of Durham County Councils Adult Learning & Skills Service, East Durham Trust delivered a range of wider family learning courses across East Durham during the school holidays.
School holiday sessions for families included: Active families – Getting active with the family through various sports and games. Family arts and crafts – Getting crafty as a family with fun arts activities. Grow to eat – Having a go at growing and preparing your own food in fun hands on family sessions.
The sessions were hosted within various community centers throughout East Durham
All courses and activities were free and included a buffet.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Adult Learning supported families across East Durham with Pies, Peas and Gravy meals along with an art activity for the whole family to get involved with.
Every year Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) hosts an annual awards ceremony to recognise those who have used the service to make a difference to their own lives, or the lives of others. This year East Durham Trust was recognised with two awards for its dedication to supporting learners on the course and was the winner in the Outstanding Service to Learners category and the overall winner of the Festival of Learning award.
We are currently planning our new Adult Learning activities for the next year. So watch this space to book your place on our 'award winning' activities and courses!
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts and more.