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Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners’ Week (19 – 25 June 2017) is an annual campaign which celebrates and promotes adult learning opportunities as part of the Festival of Learning.

Now in over 55 countries worldwide, its intention in Wales is to signpost the huge variety of courses available to the adult learner, and to prompt adults across the country into returning to learning. Each year, over 10,000 adults in Wales participate in Adult Learners’ Week activities. This is achieved by working with a host of private and public organisations on the promotion of free taster events, local outreach activities and short courses.

The Stephens and George Charitable Trust hosted a New Skills, New you Open Day on Tuesay 20th June which provided the opportunity for local partner agencies to come together and show adult learners what they have to offer and how you can learn new skills.  Free taster sessions were provided by well known local forager; Adele Nozedar who demonstrated how you can cook delicious meals for £1.

Sian Davies provided a workshop on jewellery making while Merthyr Town FC provided a football skills workshop. Local young peoples' training agency People Plus held a workshop on nail art and digital technology. 

The event was supported by Councillor Declan Sammon and Councillor Lisa Mytton.