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Overcoming barriers to learning English as a second language in lockdown

@CitynIslington - Learning English as a second language is not easy but during the coronavirus pandemic it is even more challenging. 

Windrush Day 2020

Today, Monday 22 June, marks the 72nd anniversary of the arrival in the UK of the ship Empire Windrush, which brought hundreds of people from the Caribbean to start new lives in the UK. Known as Windrush Day since 2018, it’s the perfect time to get a better understanding of the experience of people from the Caribbean who were called by the British government to help rebuild the country in 1948, and the terrible injustice that many of them and their families face, even now, with the ongoing Windrush Scandal.

Westminster Kingsway College student chef Benji is cooking up a treat for the NHS!

“It’s been really busy. We’re in week 8 and so far we’re coming up to our 6,000th meal.” Benji Nathan @WestKing 

CONEL’s Mahdi Radmehr Awarded ‘Maths Teacher of the Year’ at National Skills Conference

Mahdi Radmehr, a Maths teacher @CollegeNELondon at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL), beat stiff competition to win the prestigious ‘Maths Teacher of the Year’ award at the National Skills Conference earlier in March. The awards are a celebration of outstanding English and Maths delivery, and reward the quality and diversity of educational delivery and achievement. Mahdi was recognised for his innovative, creative and effective teaching strategies and his support for learners.

Capital City College Group moves thousands of learners to online teaching, learning and working

Following Public Health England’s guidance on social distancing announced last week, and alongside growing concern from our students, staff and parents, we took the decision on Wednesday 18 March to speed up our transition to remote working, with the aim of the majority of teaching delivery being online by Thursday 19th March.

Westminster Kingsway College staff and students meet the PM at 10 Downing Street, for International Women's Day

@WestKing staff and students meet @BorisJohnson at @10DowningStreet for International Women's Day #IWD2020  An all-female team of Westminster Kingsway College Hospitality and Culinary Arts students had an unforgettable experience on Thursday 5 March, when they had the chance to showcase their skills – as well as meet the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a galaxy of famous women – at Number 10 Downing Street.

Unique Culinary Medicine programme aims to transform the nation’s health

@Westking launch a new programme, called Culinary Medicine, in a unique partnership between @culinarymeduk (a non-profit organisation) and Westminster Kingsway College. Westminster Kingsway College is at the heart of an ambitious partnership @culinarymeduk between the culinary industry and healthcare professionals, that seeks to transform the health of thousands of people every year – and which officially launched on Wednesday 26 February, at a star-studded event held at the college in London’s Victoria.   A host of culinary and clinical luminaries, including Chef Albert Roux OBE; restaurateur, chef and broadcaster Prue Leith CBE; Dr Sophie Park from UCL Medical School; and the crossbench Peer, Lord Bilimoria, came to the college’s Victoria campus – home to its highly-regarded School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts – to celebrate the success of the programme so far and to urge others to adopt it.

150 Westminster Kingsway students transform a community garden in the heart of London

With Westminster Kingsway College’s help, a desolate patch of wasteland in the heart of London has been transformed into a vital and beautiful space for the whole community. In the process, more than 150 young college students have gained invaluable work experience working on the site.

Capital City College Group #LookBeyond the traditional view of apprenticeships

The annual National Apprenticeships Week #NAW2020 (a week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England) ran from Monday 3 to Friday 7 February.

WestKing student Beth bags Bronze in global chef competition

In an amazing performance on Sunday 2 February, 18-year-old Beth Collings, a 3rd year Professional Chef Diploma student at Westminster Kingsway College, beat off strong competition from 59 other young chefs from around the world, to win the Bronze award at the prestigious Young Chef Olympiad in India.

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