May 16, 2024


New monthly writing & wellbeing ESOL classes starting in June 2024 in Gorton


Once a month from June 2024 to August 2024 | 10:00am – 1:00pm | Tuesday


Tuesday 11th June 2024

Tuesday 9th July 2024

Tuesday 6th August 2024

WHERE: Gorton Central, Highmead St, Abbey Hey, M18 8PE


LEVEL: Entry 2 – Level 3 but email if you aren’t sure.


Learn English, write and read poetry, walk in nature together and write your own creative writing. 3 hour monthly group sessions with Poet and illustrator Rebecca Hurst and volunteers.

In this class, you will meet with other learners, volunteers and Heart & Parcel staff to engage in English conversation through themes, stories, food and more! Our qualified volunteers will be there for English language support and for practising new words and grammar.

A relaxed, meaningful way to sit and write together and learn English through nature, poetry and wellbeing!

This is a creative and expressive class for any ESOL learners interested in improving their English language through practical and relaxing activities.



We provide all, equipment and materials, just bring yourself!

We may do some walking into nature, so please bring appropriate footwear.

Children allowed if supervised in a pram.

No travel expenses given.

Refreshments provided.

You can go to one session or all three. You should stay the full 3 hours.

Any questions, please email

This project is generously supported by the Sam Orton Memorial Fund, created from money raised at ‘SamFest’ 2023.

Sam was many brilliant things; to us she was a supportive and encouraging colleague well-respected in our local and ESOL community, someone who attended our events and cheered for us from the sidelines as we progressed with our projects and our work using food as a creative language learning tool. Sam herself was a creative soul, using her expressions in playwriting, poetry and the natural world. She is remembered and loved by so many.

Organised and hosted by her husband, Bob and over 150 of Sam’s large and supportive community of friends, family and work colleagues, SamFest was a night of celebration, food, performance, reflection, poetry, music, connection, friendship, partying, laughter and good spirit.

Through this event, Bob and all attendees raised an unbelievable £9060 for Heart & Parcel through donations, tombola raffle and a silent auction.

The money is going to be split into various projects aligning to our key values: Language, Food, Recognition and Community and will be used with creativity, nature and learning in mind, paying respects to the things that Sam loved.

Heart & Parcel