Social Action Policy
Here, Because We Care
Why Does an English Language School Need a Social Action Policy?
Every business should have a Social Action Policy.
Particularly businesses with a physical space in their community, because they have an impact on it.
(Education businesses should also have a Philosophy of Teaching, you can read ours here.)
From the start of our business in 2019, we have sought to model positive alternatives to traditional language schools.
Our language teaching methods are unique and designed around our clients’ needs. (Most language schools fit you into a preexisting course).
We also aim to make a positive impact on the Strathearn community, and our planet.
This page explains how.
We put opportunities and benefits into our local community as we grow.
(And believe all businesses should).
Culture-Led Immersion in English
As our English language school grows, opportunities for locals increase too – including remuneration opportunities for local artists, guest experts of all kinds, and homestay hosts.
We want to grow in harmony with the planet/our community – and waste as few resources as possible.
Choosing to learn English with us ensures your travel to Scotland has a positive footprint.
At heart, Blue Noun English Language Hub is an alternative English Language School.
We are a community-minded, socially-aware small business trying to make a big difference.
Ways We Support our Local Community
Free venue hire for ethical start-ups
Winter 2019: We hosted Claire Mullan‘s weekly Herb Hut.
Herb Hut taught members health and well-being through medicinal plants.
Free venue hire
Blue Noun English Language School happily hosts community group climate action meetings.
Sewing for Australian Animals
We organised and hosted a month-long pop-up sewing workshop.
December 2019/January 2020: During the Australian wildfires our alternative English language school quickly mobilised.
We hosted a one-month-long community sewing group, and we were a collection point for bedding for injured animals.
Kid’s Week (Covid Lockdown)
(Covid Lockdown 2022)
Blue Noun made 5 painted characters for the Kid’s Week Crieff Character Trail.
Free English Resources
Free ESL Learner Resources
Blue Noun language hub is committed to getting resources to people who can’t access classes.
We publish free resources as we collect material for our own lesson plans, particularly any time-sensitive stuff. (We’d rather share it than waste it).
English for Strathearn’s Ukranian Refugees
Coordinating the English learning for Strathearn Welcome.
Blue Noun Language Hub has volunteered to oversee the English learning of Ukrainians associated with the charity Strathearn Welcome.
To make small resources stretch far, we also offer our space and our expertise, to try to match volunteer community members with individual Ukrainians.
Fundraising for World Female Ranger Day
World Female Ranger Day/Week is in June. It is a charity which equips and trains teams of women to take on illegal poaching. (Every £10 raised is a pair of boots).
WFRD empowers women, protects wildlife and supports biodiversity.
Support for Musicians
In 2023, Blue Noun Language Hub hosted singer/songwriter Lhamo Grace‘s first public performance in her hometown of Crieff.
One thing we happily offer is a free meeting space for selected artist collectives, community groups, social enterprises, and startups.
This is true of our social objectives.
It also makes our English Language Hub stronger too. Our English-language guests benefit from people to meet and converse with.
As we are often out on English holiday immersion activities, there’s a lot of time our language school stands empty.
Let’s reduce waste, together.
Local Groups: How to Apply to Use Our Space
If our language school could be of service to your community group, see the details of our venue here.
Contact us here – or with the Whatsapp button on this page.
The conditions are that only one person becomes a responsible key holder – and that you and your members are happy to chat and share coffee with our L2 English speakers if and when your paths cross.
Help us give L2 English speakers a positive and warm welcome!