Youghal Celebrates Lifelong Learning


Learning takes centre stage on Wednesday 24 March in Cumann na Daoine with a day filled with free workshops, displays, information stands and talks.  Organised by the Youghal Adult Learning Network, this special day showcases the variety of learning opportunities available both in Youghal and in Cork City.  Free workshops provide an opportunity to try your hand at a range of skills – from paper flower making and gardening to computers and mobile phones; there is something for everyone. Photo: Michael Hussey

Life Long Learning Festival participants and coordinators at last year's event

The event is part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival and provides a chance to find out more, meet with adult learners, guidance counsellors and have a go at new skills.  The festival’s motto is Investigate, Participate, Celebrate – so join us in Youghal and:

Investigate – representatives of FÁS, UCC, CIT, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, St John’s Central College, Dept of Social & Family Affairs, Co Cork VEC Adult Guidance Service, Co Cork VEC, Cumann na Daoine, SECAD and Youghal Family Support Group will all be present to answer your queries about courses available and supports for adult learners.  Staff from the DSFA and the County Cork VEC Adult Guidance will give a special briefing session on returning to learning

Sharon Lupton from Equality for All and Dr. Simona Kralaickovak from UCC Centre for continued education

Participate – watch or join in some of the many free workshops taking place throughout the day.  Learn about gardening, computers, paper flower making, needlework and how to make the most of your mobile phone.  Other workshops focus on coping with adult dyslexia and how parents can support a child’s early learning.  Why not end the day relaxing with a special yoga workshop?

Brid Leahy, Stella Wall, Biddy Phelan, Noreen Bishop, Tilly McCarthy, Bernie Crowley

Celebrate – above all enjoy the day – learning should also be fun.  So enjoy coffee and a scone prepared by Youthreach students, have a mini facial from ITEC Beauty Specialist students, and celebrate the wealth of learning opportunities available.

For further information contact Cumann na Daoine, 024 91900

Click on image to see the 2009 event

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