We're taking part in the Move the Calderdale Way challenge. We have 20 spaces on 2 virtual teams, each team has to collectively walk, run or cycle 50 miles (the length of the Calderdale Way) to raise money for the Centre. Active Calderdale will donate £20 per person who takes part, that's £800 if we can fill all the places! We will collect the miles you have moved at the end of each week, and then at the end of the month we can see how much everyone has done! The challenge runs from 1st September to 30th September, so we don't have long to register everyone! If you would like to find out more information and register a place, then please email Nia or call her on 07743046086.
This website has a collection of useful infographics in 40 different language summarising key points about coronavirus, including some good fact sheets about looking after yourself and your wellbeing. https://covid19graphics.info/
We commissioned a piece of work with artist Ruth Dyer, to represent some key facts about the people we are currently working with at St. Augustine's Centre. This is one of three works that Ruth will be producing for us, which will focus on other aspects of our community. We think it's beautiful! What do you think? We also produced some videos for Refugee Week, which can be found here: https://calderdale.cityofsanctuary.org/2020/06/17/videos-from-st-augustines-centre St. Augustine's Centre is now part of Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary, a group of people and organisations who are working to make Calderdale a safe and welcoming place for refugees and asylum Seekers. Find out more information and become a member here today!
Our website recently went down and removed most of our updated information about coronavirus and our services at the moment. We're working on getting it back up, but in the meantime if you have any questions please email Nia.Jackson-Owens@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk, or call the Centre on 01422 352492. Apologies for the inconvenience!
A brief history of the British Empire from the age of exploration through to the end of empire and the legacy of the empire today. Download Transcript Transcript English for Life in the UK. Episode Three: The British Empire (Music) Welcome to Episode 3 of English for Life in the UK. Hello, my name’s Mark. English for Life in the UK is a Podcast produced for intermediate level learners of English. It’s produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the St Augustine’s Centre in Halifax, Yorkshire. It is intended mainly by students who attend our course in the Centre, however it will also be of use to anyone wanting to improve their English and learn more about life in this country. Some of you may also be wanting to become British citizens at some stage and if that is the case, you will need to pass a citizenship test. Our course does cover some of the topics you will need to know about for that test. We are currently studying some aspects of British history and in this episode we will be focusing on the history of the British Empire. I’m joined for this episode by John and Christine. (Music) C: So today’s session we looked at the [...]
In the episode we cover some key events from this period including the Magna Carta, the Black Death and the Peasants Revolt. We also look at how the English language has developed from other languages including Norman French. Download Transcript Transcript English For Life in the UK Episode Two: Medieval Britain Welcome to Episode 2 of English For Life in the UK. English for Life in the UK is a podcast intended for intermediate level learners of English. It is produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the St Augustine's centre in Halifax, Yorkshire, and is intended mainly for students attending this course at the centre. However, we hope it will also be of use to anyone wanting to improve their English and learn more about life in this country. We are currently studying some aspects of British history and in this episode we will be focusing on the time known as the Medieval Period also known as the Middle Ages, which lasted from around 1066 to 1500. We are going to start by just saying - introducing ourselves to you. So John. J: Hello I’m - my name’s John. I'm one of the volunteers at St Augustine's Centre. I've been teaching ESOL classes for a few [...]