Published Thursday, 09 July 2020
Earlier this week the Lord Mayor Cllr Ann Lucas joined a Google class for some of the city’s adult learners.
The lesson was part of the “Skills for Work” course for adults with learning disabilities, which is being run by the Council’s Adult Education Service. The learners are based at The Weet Centre in Robin Hood Road, Willenhall, and the course is designed to give them the skills and confidence to carry out voluntary work, or work experience.
With social distancing guidelines, the lessons are now run on Google Classroom through Microsoft Teams, and the Lord Mayor dropped by virtually to take part in a Q&A session on her life, her role as Lord Mayor and the events and charities she supports.
It was all aimed at helping the learners with communication and interview skills, and everyone enjoyed the session.
The Lord Mayor said: “It was great fun and the learners had adapted to the virtual classroom really well and were very good with the technology.
“They were also very good interviewers, and asked me lots of questions about all sorts of things, from charity fundraising to our city’s role as UK City of Culture and how learning disabled people can play a part as Ambassadors.
“They really were a credit to the course and to the lecturers at Adult Education and they made me feel very welcome in their Google classroom.”
Lecturer Cheryl Patrick said: “The Lord Mayor’s session was brilliant. Her passion for Coventry and the fair treatment of people shone through in everything that she spoke about and the learners felt very at ease talking with her. “