For some reason, receiving an education always seems more enjoyable outside the classroom. Perhaps it is because it is no longer mandatory, perhaps the fear of getting something wrong or being told off disappears, maybe it allows for a more interactive experience, or it could just be the people your with.
Learning is so much more fun when you do it as a family, which is why the Merton Adult Education Centre has arranged a number of free family learning sessions over the next three weeks. Between the 4th-28th October venues across Merton will be participating in the Family Learning Festival; spaces are limited, so it is best to book.
Merton Adult Education Centre
6th October, Whatley Avenue
French - Through playing games you will learn some of the basic words in the French language.
Messy Play - A textural learning experience for children up to four years old. They will be able to play with jelly, cornflour, spaghetti, and more.
Painting - Gain new painting skills, learn new techniques, and practice with watercolours.
Photography - Take a digital camera, and learn how to make the most of its available features. So often there are settings on a camera that you just don't understand the true function of, even with the manual, so this will be a very helpful class.
Science - Lots of fun experiments, including how to make balloon rockets and a 'burp in a bottle'.
First Aid - This potentially life saving skill should be a priority for any family.
Funky Flowers - Learn how to make flower arrangements, which can then be taken home.
Cards - On the 26th October, you can learn how to make handmad e greeting cards at Modern Library.
Manga - Learn how to draw Japanese comic characters. This workshop will be held at the libraries in Raynes Park, Polllards Hill, and Wimbledon on the 12th, 19th, and 26th October, respectively.
St. Mark's Family Centre
28th October, St Marks Road, Mitcham, CR4 2LF
Snack Attack - Suitable for children 5 - 11 years old, learn about which foods give you an energy boost.
There are many other courses on offer too. These include IT, Spanish, Mosaics, Cooking, Stories in Action, Fabrics, Dance, and Arts and Crafts. To find out more about where they are being held, contact MAEC on 020 8274 5222.