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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

19th October 2016

From 15-30 October Family Learning Festival is about inspiring a love of learning. Here are five of our favourite free events.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

19th October 2016

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

19th October 2016

Organisations of all types and sizes from schools and children centres, through libraries to museums and galleries put on brilliant and creative events, and showcase ideas and learning opportunities that families can do afterwards. Learning as a family can help us to become confident, lifelong learners with all the benefits that brings - from better health to being happier. Family learning supports children to achieve at school. It can be transformative, helping us to find new passions and interests, and realise our aspirations through further learning. The Festival is co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning, the national charity that aims to build a culture of learning everywhere.

Check out these five events

1) On 25th October you can try out Caribbean Cooking at the Macbeth Centre in Hammersmith. Learn how to prepare a simple dish and sample some traditional flavours.

2) At Bar Hill Library in Cambridge on 24th October join local artist, Marian Savill, for rainforest inspired arts and crafts.

3) On 24-25th October, learn how to identify trees by their leaves and other clues at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening in Southwark. Make lanterns with willow and other leafy creations, play games and join in with other crafts and activities.

4) Five Languages One Story Drawing Workshops at Wisbech Library take place on four dates starting on 22nd October. Learn how to create and illustrate your own stories. Multi-lingual Illustrators will teach you how to draw a range of wonderful characters including a storytelling bear and a baby dragon.

5) Explore autumnal themes through Roald Dahl stories at Howden Children’s Centre in Wallsend on 28th October.

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