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IConnect Trip to Landguard Fort


Last month we took 50 of our learners on an excursion to Landguard Fort in Felixstowe as part of our IConnect project. 

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The IConnect Project continues to build on our previous work, providing English language and engagement workshops to local migrant communities. The aim was that over the course of 3 years the ‘IConnect’ project would provide weekly English language classes to over 300 local migrants from a mixture of backgrounds including Roma, Syrian refugees, Third Country Nationals and Asylum Seekers. We are pleased to announce that six months in we are well ahead of our targets. 

Our trip to Landguard Fort was organised as one of cultural trips, giving learners opportunities to integrate into the community. We had a brilliant day, with around 50 learners from different nationalities such as Syrians, Kurdish, Portuguese, Turkish, and Iranian, plus staff and volunteers. The learners were taken to Felixstowe on a coach and spent a significant amount of time going around the fort and looking at displays, learning about its rich military and maritime heritage spanning almost 450 years. They had access to audio tours and were guided by tutors and volunteers. After exploring the fort the learners then proceeded to the beach and had a wonderful time sharing food and enjoying the sea.

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You can learn more about our IConnect project on our IConnect Page, as well as reading about the IConnect Project Launch we held in May.

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