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Community Outreach

The jewel in our crown

Working in partnership with a diverse range of voluntary and community groups this creative and innovative programme helps us ensure we engage with people from all parts of our community, bringing the learning to them. Our aim is to reduce barriers to learning and celebrate community achievements.

Our Model

Our offsite community classes are tailored to suit the needs of each individual group or organisation in collaboration with our network of community partners. Our model is one of true partnership and co-design. Our dedicated and experienced outreach team will work with you to design bespoke tasters, workshops or short courses for your group. We will support your members and groups to take their first steps, discover their strengths and increase their confidence.

Who's it for?

Outreach courses are aimed at those who have little or no experience of learning, where confidence is likely to be low and for those who are facing other issues which affect their lives in general. Most courses are delivered at our partners’ premises, in familiar surroundings where the groups feel comfortable. So, the use of your space and your commitment to the partnership is all we ask you to contribute.

What to expect

Outreach courses are free to your organisation and your users. Essentially, we bring the learning to you which is supported by our administrative processes and quality assurance. In our last two Ofsted reports outreach was acknowledged as outstanding.
Our experienced teachers will adapt their teaching to meet the needs of your groups. They are skilled in recognising what achievement might mean for different people, be that just being able to turn up, being able to work well in a group or mastering a new skill or activity.

If your group is interested in working in partnership with us please contact Maddy Fisk maddy.fisk@marywardcentre.ac.uk


What's happening in Outreach

Creative Book Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery Beckton

In the Spring, the Community Outreach team ran a creative book making course with Arts for Fun and Perfect Community......
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Singing Performance The Tea Building Shoreditch

Since 2020, The Mary Ward Centre has run a weekly singing course in partnership with St Hilda’s East Linkage Plus,......
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Opening Doors Singing Performance in Pimlico

Singing For Fun is a singing course run by the Mary Ward Community Outreach team in partnership with Opening Doors,......
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Sculptural Hat Project at Stratford Library

In the Autumn, the Mary Ward Centre ran a course with Stratford Library for local Newham residents to learn about......
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Dance group enjoying celebrations in Stratford

Our weekly dance course at Stratford Library is a growing success where people from East London can come together to......
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Insect Sculptures

In 2021, a group of Newham residents, who met together on Zoom with the Mary Ward Centre, were invited to......
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Community Outreach at Stratford Library Fun Palace

Community Outreach joined Stratford Library during October to celebrate the annual Fun Palace Weekend where arts, science, craft, tech, digital,......
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