People are being encouraged to have a taste of one of the hundreds of courses offered by Adult Education Wolverhampton as part of a special Residents Week event.

Adult Education Wolverhampton - which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted - is holding Ready Steady Learn at The Foyer Building, Old Hall Street, on Thursday 6 April, 2017.

Throughout the day, people will be able to have a go at a variety of activities, from arts and crafts to languages. The Ready Steady Learn programme includes:

  • the Italian Job, 9.30am to 11.30am, break through the language barrier and learn how to introduce yourself and converse in Italian
  • fun with English and craft, 10am to 12pm, create a decorative corsage, and improve your English at the same time (this session is aimed at ESOL learners)
  • shrink wrap jewellery, 10am to 12pm, enjoy a shrink wrap jewellery demonstration and have a go at designing your own creation
  • British Sign Language (BSL), 1pm to 1.50pm and 2pm to 2.50pm, learn to finger spell and make friends with people from the deaf communicating
  • introduction to macro photography, 1pm to 3pm, introduction and chance to have a go at macro photography
  • creating flower accessories, 3pm to 5pm, opportunity to create your own wearable flowers
  • family signing, 5pm to 5.50pm and 6pm to 6.50pm, bring along your children for a fun basic introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)
  • henna painting, 5pm to 7pm, enjoy a henna painting demonstration and learn some basic techniques

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Thousands of people have changed their lives for the better thanks to the courses provided by Adult Education Wolverhampton.

"It offers a range of courses for all tastes, and this special Residents Week event is a great chance to sample just a small number of them. I'd encourage people to come along, get involved and discover a new skill or hobby."

For more information about Ready Steady Learn or the courses offered by Adult Education Wolverhampton, please ring 01902 551658, email or log on to Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank;.  

Ready Steady Learn is just one of a series of free events to support local people during Residents Week (1 to 7 April). For more information please visit Type=links;Linkid=8180;Title=Residents Week;Target=_blank;.

The City of Wolverhampton has so much to offer - it is a great place to live, learn, and work, and Residents Week activities are supported by a range of organisations in the public, voluntary and faith sectors.

  • released: Tuesday 14 March, 2017