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Sixty years of hurt never stopped Michael dreaming!

Sixty years of hurt never stopped Michael dreaming!
​ GCSE success is worth the wait for Michael! Many BAES learners inspire us with their determination to achieve against the odds, but not many have had as long a wait as Michael to achieve their dreams. Michael Clements has had a fairtytale ending to 60 years of hurt, achieving GCSE success with BAES - in the same building where he failed his Engli...
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Reading Ahead - changing lives, one book at a time

Reading Ahead - changing lives, one book at a time
At Birmingham Adult Education Service, we know how the love of reading can change lives, and we want our students to experience that joy. That's why we introduced the Reading Ahead challenge last year in some of our English classes. Did you know one in six people struggles to read? However, research shows that when people are inspired to read for p...
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Enterprising Robert makes sure he has the skills he needs to keep ahead.

Enterprising Robert makes sure he has the skills he needs to keep ahead.
Robert, a learner demonstrating that hard work, commitment and planning is the perfect recipe for success In a rapidly-changing jobs environment, it's vital to be flexible, have a range of different talents and be determined to make things happen . Robert's example shows that perseverance also pays off, having spent a number of years strugglin...
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Brasshouse has got Talent!

Brasshouse has got Talent!
Photo - Lokman entertains fellow learners and tutors at the end-of-term performance As much as we love Birmingham, sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to give a different perspective. We've got a brilliant variety of things to see and do in the city, and new learners can show us how to engage with what's out there and bring that energy back to ...
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Celebrating our Outstanding Learners

Celebrating our Outstanding Learners
Outstanding Learner Awards 2018 Last Tuesday Birmingham City Council House was the prestigious venue for our most important event of the year – the BAES Outstanding Learner Awards 2018. This year we were proud to be celebrating the amazing achievements of 28 of our inspirational learners! Tears and smiles were in full flow, and thunderous applause ...
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We are so proud!

We are so proud!
We worked hard to prepare for the day. However, the event itself exceeded all that we hoped for and more. The turnout was overwhelming, the comments we have received from people that attended touched all of our hearts and the amount of money we hoped to raise surpassed our expectations. The preparations began at lunchtime. We set the tables, exhibi...
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Trittibank - The journey

Trittibank - The journey
Hi Everyone Well done to Saiqa and Barry for writing our previous blog post.  We are pleased to announce that our Trittibank project is now live thanks to the efforts of the Level 2 English group at Trittiford. Check out the pictures below with captions written by Barry Sinclair. The Scribes Creativity in Action Hard at Work Sharing IT skills ...
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What is Trittibank?

What is Trittibank?
Trittibank - Feed Me! ​ Welcome to Trittibank Hi everyone, We're from Trittiford Centre and we're doing an amazing project for our local food bank run by Malachi Family Support Group and situated at the Ark Centre on Yardley Wood Road, Billesley. We want this Christmas to be a memorable season of joy for our community. We will get the whole centre ...
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Lily Mae Foundation Fundraiser

Lily Mae Foundation Fundraiser
Week 2 - what needs to be done? This week, the class was excited as we were putting together our poster advertising the event. ​ We got into two groups and came up with two drafts. Our IT skills were truly tested! We were also able to put our persuasive techniques into practice, and we were glad we revised our apostrophes! After some careful debate...
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What has Functional Skills English got to do with raising money?

What has Functional Skills English got to do with raising money?
We are a group of enthusiastic, passionate and outgoing students attending the Level 2 Functional Skills English course at the Erdington Adult Education Centre. We love studying English, but we also love putting our skills into practice! This week, we got together and had a chat about some different charities that we could support. When we heard Sa...
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Getting Creative with Flowers

Getting Creative with Flowers
I've worked in Adult Education for nearly 11 years, but only recently decided that I was going to do a course. I chose to take up a floristry class on Saturday mornings at my local centre. I'm now over half way through the course and I'm extremely pleased with what I've managed to create and so...
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Learner Forums - Just what is the point?

Learner Forums - Just what is the point?
Yep... it's that time of year again. As the trees shed their golden cloaks of brittle leaves and the inky veil of night floats across the wintry sky on your journey home, it can only mean one thing. It's learner forum time at BAES. Learner Forums were introduced way back in 2010  as a way for our learners to get more  ...
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