Learning festival brings free classes for families

Merton families will have the opportunity to learn a new skill for free this month as part of Merton Adult Education’s Family Learning Festival activities.

The Family Learning Festival, known in previous years as Family Learning Week, has been extended to a month long celebration that highlights the importance that families play in supporting each other’s learning.

As part of the festival, Merton Adult Education is running a series of free activities and workshops at a number of locations across the borough from 6 to 24 October.

Highlights from the wide range of activities on offer include language courses and classes in photography, dance, card-making, yoga and much more.

All Family Learning Festival events are open to adult members of the family and accompanying children. The adult member can be a parent, carer, grandparent, aunt, uncle or adult sibling.

Councillor Maurice Groves, Cabinet Member for Community Services says: “Family Learning Festival is an opportunity for parents, carers and other family members to spend time learning a new skill with their children.

“Activities on offer this year are wide ranging and with the festival now lasting three weeks, there’s plenty of time for families to find something that fits into their busy lives.

“The Family Learning Festival is an opportunity to spend some quality time with the family while learning something new for free, so why not give it a go?”

Spaces are limited on courses so families are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. For more information about the range of activities on offer throughout Merton during Family Learning Festival and a full programme, residents can visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/adulteducation or phone 020 8543 9292.