In April learners from Greenheys Adult Learning Centre in Moss Side visited the newly renovated Whitworth Art Gallery to learn about textiles and the many meanings of green. This is what the learners wrote after their visit: “Last week I went to the Art Gallery with my class in the college. First, the guide […]

 

In April learners from Greenheys Adult Learning Centre in Moss Side visited the newly renovated Whitworth Art Gallery to learn about textiles and the many meanings of green.

This is what the learners wrote after their visit:

“Last week I went to the Art Gallery with my class in the college. First, the guide took us to the place where there were many different kinds of clothes. All of these clothes were green and made from different material. Some of them were upcycled and some were recycled. Before that I didn’t know what ‘upcycled’ meant. The guide explained everything to us. ¬†After that we did some activities about what we saw. I was very excited and I learned lots of things from the visit, like we must always use old things to make new things”. (Wafaa Al Mesleh)

“I went to the Art Gallery last week with my class. We walked there and it took about 20 minutes. The weather was nice and I enjoyed walking with my friends. When I got there, I saw so many different clothes. The clothes were old, about 200 years, but they were very beautiful and looked new. I couldn’t believe when I heard they were so old. ¬†After that, me and my friends did some activities. We matched some words and pictures.We learned some new words. We also put some colours on the floor. I enjoyed that place and would like to go back again”. (Rahmo Ahmed)

“We learned different colours of green like mint, moss, juniper and sage. After that we decorated clothes. We took a picture with the gallery staff. The gallery was very exciting for me”. (Mohamed Abdullah)

Talk English activities take place at The Whitworth monthly. In May learners will be exploring the outdoor space looking at the sculptures in Whitworth Park and creating their own ones.