As proponents of lifelong learning, we’re committed to doing everything we can to provide support in our community. With the help of our Community Partners, we work hard in our local area to provide positive and creative opportunities for growth and development- not just for our registered learners, but for everyone.

In the Community 2022

In the Community 2021-22

Recent Community Initiatives

Our Community Hub is Open!

One of ATTFE’s most ambitious and rewarding community projects to date is open in Idlewells shopping centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield. The Community Hub is a multi-faceted community space, offering a wealth of opportunities for local residents to engage in education and activities.

The Hub has already seen some exciting activities, including our reading cafe mornings, and some fabulous fundraising efforts from Sutton Community Academy students. during the recent half term, the Community Hub held free Halloween-themed activities for local children, helping parents to keep them entertained and engaged during the break.

Watch this space for more exciting initiatives from our Commnunity Hub!

Our team have been out in the local community bringing truly lifelong learning to some of our oldest learners yet! Residents at Broadleaves care home in Boughton enjoyed a laid-back wellbeing session in early November, experiencing music therapy and learning hand massage techninques, as well as how to do manicures.

Bringing social activities to our community’s most vulnerable residents is a hugely important part of our work. Seeing the smiles on our learners’ faces, and watching them have the opportunity to develop news skills, shows the immediate and integral impact that education has. One of the Broadleaves learners, Esme, will be turning 100 later this year!

Sometimes, we take the simplest parts of life for granted, and never realise the value and enjoyment they bring to us. Sitting around the dinner table with family and friends is an experience that most are used to, but ATTFE is determined to make sure that nobody misses out on rewarding social experiences like these.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Lifespring Church & Centre in New Ollerton to deliver our Social Eating Hub, allowing people in the local community to gather for a free meal and hopefully make some new friends! The hub runs on Tuesday evenings from 4pm-8pm, and everyone is welcome.

We’re proud of our learners and colleagues who supported the local community’s Remembrance Day activities. Above are Amy and Jess from our Employability Skills course, showing their handmade wreath for Sutton-in-Ashfield’s Remembrance Day parade alongside local armed forces members and veterans.

ATTFE College and Let’s All Eat are launching a ‘Ten Thousand Free Winter Dinners’ campaign this year.

This healthy and nourishing initiative is aimed at supporting families and households who are most vulnerable and in need to receive free warm meals this winter in the Ashfield and Ollerton areas. People who wish to refer family or friends to this scheme should get in touch with us, or call: 07867 451 424.