Success for ESOL Student

Oct 26 2016

Congratulations to Kaya, one of PEP’s Polish students who just found out that she has a place at Edinburgh Colleges Stevenson’s Campus on the part time ESOL course. This is an excellent step for Kaya as her aim is to be able to attend college to study Graphics.

Kaya wanted to give a huge thank you (and bouquet of flowers!) to her literacy tutor Diane and computer tutor Ray for helping make her application a success.  We wish Kaya all the best for her future plans.


Unveiling of the New Computer Suite

Sep 16 2016

It is with great pleasure that PEP can announce the upgrading and amazing transformation of our computer suite!

This was achieved through fundraising and donations from Heineken Brewery. Digital Skills were able to install and update some of the software for the new computers. We would also like to thank Alan who expertly set up the new computers for us. With more memory, faster processing speeds and fantastic graphics the computers now bring the suite right up to date. Not only that, but they look great and the compact design of the machines allow more space for people to work.

The members of the computer class love the new look suite saying ‘They are much much better’, ‘so much faster to work with’ and ‘they look so good!’

Why not come along and check them out for yourselves. Computer classes are free with Ray our experienced volunteer computer tutor. We have sessions for beginners on Tuesdays 10 – 12 and advanced learners Thursday 1 – 3. The suite is also available for drop in sessions Monday to Friday 9.00 – 3.00.
Please call us at PEP on 0131 315 4466 for more information.

New Computer Suite

Learning is Fun!

Aug 10 2016
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The Neighbourhood Group had a fun afternoon of word and memory games, proving that learning can be fun!

The words were very much a joint effort, but it was Peter who proved to be the ‘Memory Master’!

Word Game

Easter Revels at PEP

Mar 29 2016
LiteracyNeighbourhood Group

The Tuesday groups got into the spirit of Easter with lots of ‘Eggciting’ tasks.

The literacy and numeracy group set to measuring and weighing an assortment of chocolate eggs kindly donated by Morrison’s on Ferry Road. They checked out the best by dates and had a good discussion on prices and value for money… before eating them of course.

The Neighbourhood group played games with Frances and enjoyed a delicious chocolate egg shared between them. Though there had to be a play-off after Frances suspiciously won the first game! Well done to Diane who won the second round and received a lovely giant Crème Egg.

The Weekend Resource also created these beautiful Easter decorations using just wool, paste and some balloons! Well done to them all and Happy Easter


Literacy Outing to North Edinburgh Arts

May 27 2015

On a lovely sunny morning the ‘Tuesday literacy group’ headed to the North Edinburgh Art Centre cafe to say farewell to our Reading Buddy Tasha who has now finished her university placement with PEP.  It was also an opportunity to see fellow student Cathy in action working in the Art Centre's cafe.

We used a PEP bus to take us there and on arrival, as expected, we were spoilt rotten by Cathy with lovely coffee, tea and cakes. We had a good chat and catch up but not to miss an opportunity, we also did some numeracy tasks!  The group looked at calculations relating to the food and cake prices in the cafe and other money related sums.

Finally we had a wander around the Centre’s community garden which was beautiful and full of flowers and vegetables in bloom.


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