Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Holidays and New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

to all students and volunteers.

Turn Around will be closing for the Christmas holidays on Thursday  December 17th and we will be back open from Tuesday January 5th at normal times. We hope you will all be able to join us in the last week before the holidays when we will be celebrating with mince pies and other festive delights.

See you in 2016!

Free, One-to-one Support for All

Need help with reading, writing, maths or English Language?

Join us at Turn Around for free, one-to-one support for adults & children. Learning sessions available across Bromley.

Call Lynn on 01689 835079 or

Michelle on 07794 385553

Enrol now to start in January 2016!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Poetry Blog - Lea Wingrate

A New Poet Has Arrived - Lea Wingrate - Moments in Poem

Turn Around are delighted to share details of one of our English Language students first steps in publishing her own work. Well done 'Lea' we look forward to reading your new works! 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Half-Term Holidays

Half –Term Break

Turn Around will be closed during Half-term from Monday 26th – Friday 30th October.
We are back open at normal times from Monday 2ndrd November at 3.30 pm.

Happy Autumn everyone!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Writer's Group Post - Carbon Footprint By Andy Waterhouse


Granddad waited to pick Emily up from school.

“Granddad!” cried Emily. She ran over and gave him a great big hug.

“Hello,” he said, “I’m going to walk you home.”

Emily looked puzzled. “Walk?” she said, looking around for the car.

“Yes,” said Granddad, “it only takes a minute. Come on.”

Emily held Granddad’s hand as they walked home. On the way they saw a front garden full of gnomes; one of them was fishing in a well. Emily found that very funny and laughed. Then they met a nice lady with a friendly dog. Emily stroked its soft fur and the dog wagged its tail and licked her hand.

“I like walking,” said Emily. Granddad smiled and pointed to a furry caterpillar eating a leaf. “If you’re quiet, you can hear it munching,” he said. Emily put her ear to the leaf. “Wow,” she said, “I can hear it.”

When they arrived home, Emily told her mum all about her lovely walk with Granddad.

Next morning, Emily got ready for school.

“Can we walk, Mum?” Emily asked.

“No time. We’ll take the car,” said Mummy.

Mummy helped Emily into the car seat. The car was so big that Emily’s entire class could have fitted inside.

Mummy drove the car backwards and forwards and backwards and forwards and backwards and forwards to get it out of the garage and into the street and then zoomed off to school.

They passed the nice lady walking her friendly dog and the front garden full of funny gnomes, but Emily was sad because she was a small girl stuck in a big car and could hardly see out of the windows.

Lots of cars were parked when they arrived at school so Mummy had to find a space. She went backwards and forwards and backwards and forwards and backwards and forwards and the other car drivers went “beep, beep, beep”. And Mummy went “beep, beep, beep” and shouted bad things. It was so noisy that Emily put her fingers in her ears.

Emily got out of the car and waved to Mummy, but was left in a cloud of smoke when the big car roared away. Emily coughed and had to use her inhaler. And she was late for school.

Carbon Footprint By Andy Waterhouse 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Writers's Group Post - The Trek by David Herridge

The Trek

The day was bright; the air hot and steamy. Phillip, a distant relative of Lord Greystoke, the famous adventurer, knew exactly where he wanted to go, and he was fully prepared.

The trail was at first easy, but gradually the undergrowth became dense. If only he had had his big knife, his progress would have been quicker.

Flying insects had been woken by the sun’s warmth, and were now playing havoc with his progress. The constant biting caused him to curse to himself, and from time to time to exclaim out loud.

Time was running out and he tried to speed up. This backfired – his clothing now dragged at the bushes, and he heard the tell-tale sounds of tearing. In his desperation he dared not look down at the possible damage. Battling on, he could at last see his destination.

“Morning, Philip. You look a bit battered if I may say so.”

“Anthony! You may not, and for the record that’s the last time I try that short cut to the station you recommended, O.K.?”

By David Herridge 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays
Turn Around will be open at normal times up to Thursday 16th July. 
From Tuesday 21st July – Thursday 30th July, one-to-one learning sessions will be available by appointment only. Please contact Lynn or Michelle to arrange. 
Telephone 01689 835079 m 07794 385553  

These sessions will be prioritized for students who need support catching up on school work or for those preparing for a college course or training.

We will be back at normal times on Thursday 3rd September 2015.

Have a great summer everyone!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter Holiday Opening times

Turn Around will be open on Tuesday 31st March & Thursday 2nd April from 10.30 am - 1 pm

We will be back open at normal times from Tuesday 14th April.

Happy Easter Everyone!! 

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Bromley Corporate Social Responsibility Expo 2015

Turn Around will be holding a stall at the Bromley Corporate Social Responsibility Expo 2015
at the Bromley Civic Centre Wednesday 18th March 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm. This is a free event for voluntary organisations in Bromley to showcase their work to the business community. To find out more or for tickets please contact Matthew Shaw on 020 8315 1900

Please pop by to find out more about the Turn Around service for both volunteers and students.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Half Term Opening Times

Half Term Opening Times Monday 16th – Friday 20th February

Turn Around is open from 10.30 am – 1 pm on Tuesday & Thursday

Please let Lynn or Michelle know if you are attending.
01689 835079 or 07794 385553

We are back open at normal times from Monday February 23rd.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Lifelong Learning Project

Living in Bromley? Need help with reading, writing or maths? 

Join us at Turn Around for free one-to-one support for adults.

Enrol from January to March 2015 for our new 20 week Lifelong Learning Project.
Learning sessions available across Bromley.

Call Lynn on 01689 835079 or email 
We are at 25 High St. St Mary Cray BR5 3NL