Merton Council gives adult learning a boost

Merton residents will shortly have the chance to try out a new language, make jewellery or find out ways of making the most of computer programmes like Microsoft Vista and Adobe Dreamweaver – and all for free as part of Merton Adult Education’s Adult Learners’ Week.

The week runs from Saturday 9 until Friday 15 May and includes taster sessions in Spanish, Italian, German and French, baby massage and courses in English for speakers of other languages as well as line dancing and meditation and relaxation.

Everyone is invited to join in any of the sessions which will be taking place at a variety of venues across the borough, including libraries, the civic centre and Merton Adult Education centres.

Merton Council’s director of community and housing Simon Williams said: “Adult Learners’ Week is the perfect opportunity for people to pick up new skills and try out new hobbies they might like to pursue in the future.

“It is never too late to learn something new. We are committed to putting our residents’ needs first by providing adult education services which offer good value for money. In the current economic climate new skills and even a new hobby can lead to better job prospects or even new career opportunities.”

Residents can find out more about Adult Learners’ Week at