February 19, 2011
students serve up success at Highbridge food course
characterful meal was one of the dishes prepared by students during
a six-week cooking course in Highbridge this month.
The latest 'Food for Special Occasions' course arranged by Sedgemoor
Community Partnership at Highbridge's Morland Hall has been hailed
a success after being the first in a series of training modules
held in partnership with Somerset Skills and Learning for Neighbourhood
Learning in Deprived Communities.
The object of the courses is to provide 19 local applicants with
a free programme of adult learning which comprise both accredited
and non-accredited courses.
Sedgemoor Community Partnership primarily target residents of
the Morland Estate in Highbridge, in addition to deprived wards
in Berrow, Burnham and Highbridge, plus residents across Somerset.
Each course is being run on weekday mornings during term time
to allow parents with children at school to take part.
Richard Mathews, who is organising the courses, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"There is a symbiotic need for sustainability both at Morland
Hall and with meaningful training for residents in the toughest
economic climate for a generation, this is an opportunity not
to be missed."
are being encouraged to become involved with the community café
at Morland Hall and with the Highbridge Community Youth Club and
Highbridge Dreamscheme. Volunteers from Sedgemoor Community Partnership
and local community organisations will also be encouraged to attend
"This project offers the opportunity for hard-to-reach target
groups to engage in expressive activities to develop skills that
through community-led projects, such as the café, will
enhance their participation in community activities and change
"Previous courses have led to students taking up their own
community projects and standing for public office. Learning advisors
are available for student progression."
Due to the response from Burnham-On-Sea.com readers, the places
on the remaining courses have already been filled, however Sedgemoor
Community Partnership have been able to obtain a further round
of funding for a General First Aid Training Module with Gavin
Churchill from British Red Cross.
Three Thursday sessions will be starting from March 31st. In
order to obtain full enrolment information and reserve a place
on this course, applicants will need to email here
or call 07827647856 and leave a number. Places are limited.
Pictured, from left to right, are Kim Chatwin (Highbridge
Residents Association); Solvieg Curran (Tutor, Sedgemoor Life);
Sue Swadling; Tracy Hughes; Lorraine Hamblin; Kerry Brazier; Pauline
Loverage; Phillip Green; Wendy LeMarchand; Samantha Smith and