Wolverhampton residents say ¡Hola! to the PLAS project

On Wednesday 29 May Language Networks for Excellence hosted a Spanish taster session at the Tettenhall Wood Institute as part of the dissemination for the PLAS project - Promoting Lifelong learning as an Active aging Strategy.

Angela Molinari, Head of Language Networks for Excellence (LNFE), presented a basic Spanish lesson to around 20 local residents, covering holiday-friendly topics such as:

  • public transport
  • At the pharmacy and doctor's surgery
  • Reading a menu
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Different kinds of paella

Alison Carminke, Business Development Facilitator at LNFE, then gave a short presentation on the best practice Active Aging strategies identifed by the University of Wolverhampton through the PLAS project, highlighting organisations exemplifying good practice in employing or educating over-50s. These included well-known pub chain JD Wetherspoon and the University of the Third Age.

Participants enjoyed a Mediterranean-inspired buffet organised by Dana Tooby of the Tettenhall Wood Institute, who has also been involved in the PLAS project.