Not your average classroom

This is Jo’s story.

“I hated school it just wasn’t for me. I served just over 2 years in prison. I first got involved with the WEA from our local children’s centre. I was really nervous. I wasn’t sure if they would even want to teach me because of my past. But it didn’t matter. They weren’t bothered what I had done; they were bothered what I am now…”

The tutor was brilliant – for me she’s not like a teacher she didn’t bark things at me. She took the time with me and I’m still in touch with her today.

Jo – WEA student / volunteer

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