Wootton Bassett Family Learning Day



The day was very well attended with around 400 individuals pre-registering an interest and many additional families turning up on the day.

Everyone enjoyed themselves, and whilst it wasn't always possible to take part in all the activities due to pressure of numbers all went away happy after learning together as families.

Some families stayed for over 5 hours and went away happy and exhausted having made willow Christmas trees, felt, Christmas baubles, musical instruments, seed collages, Christmas cards on the computer, discovered their learning styles and the 'Wonders of Wootton Bassett'!  .

Below are some photos of the event, click on each thumbnail to see a larger image

The aim of the Family Learning Day was:- To enable adults and children in Wootton Bassett and the surrounding area to experience for free different learning opportunities as a family during National Family Learning Week. As a result, an awareness of the importance parents and carers play in supporting children in their learning was gained through fun, hands on activities. At the same time adults had an opportunity to see what learning opportunities are on offer from Swindon College, The Workers’ Educational Association and other learning providers in the area.

The day had Christmas theme and families will got into the Christmas mood by using the Internet to shop with Swindon College, Creating a Family Christmas Bauble with SmartiePants, Mad Music making, making Willow Christmas Tree decorations and a Christmas gift from felt all with local musicians and craftspeople. In addition, families discovered the wonders of Wootton Bassett on a light-hearted town trail devised by Town, Librarian Emma Barnes.

Children and their families from schools in the Wootton Bassett area were invited to the event where, as well as having a go at exciting workshops, they discovered what their learning style was.

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