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Family and adult learning


Sew Me a Story

Autumn 2015

14 learners took part in the Sew Me A Story course. They discussed their children's reading preferences and made a book bag reflecting these choices. They used their creative abilities and a range of techniques to make and decorate the bags and the end products were extremely impressive. 

Unfortunately some learners did not get a place on the course therefore we are offering it again in January. The feedback from those who took part this time was very positive and we would like to give everyone who wants to have a go the chance to take part.



Comments from Family Learners (Dec 2015)

Family Learning has given me confidence, it gave me friends. It took me out of my lonliness.  The crèche has helped me to see how Morgan develops.  It has helped me with my relationship with my children.”


“After attending family learning classes I have done the activities with my children. For the Sew Me a Story course Bradley drew the picture that I used on the bag.  We have made useful resources, particularly in maths.”


“I have really enjoyed doing family learning courses. Since leaving work I have suffered from agrophobia and panic attacks and at one stage could not leave the house.  Family learning has helped me to overcome this.  It has been brilliant in building up my confidence.I have done 4 courses and loved them all. Since starting the Sew me a Story course, I have bought a sewing machine and am constantly looking on the internet for ideas. After doing the maths course I have been able to help my great nephews with their maths. I now understand about number lines and think the ideas about using everyday things practice maths were great.”


“I have been at home for 7 years and had become isolated and lonely. I have made new friends of all ages and because of the varying ages of the people in the groups I have been able to contribute things that I know about but have learnt a lot from others.  Before I attended these classes, I had lost the ability to mix and was turning down invitations to do things.  Now I feel comfortable with others because of the welcome I have received.  I have had a lot of reminders about how things are taught but also learned a lot about things that I did not understand.  I can now understand things that used to look really complex to me and can talk to my grandson about maths.  The sewing class has motivated and enthused me to do more.”