Adult Learning at WYEDEAN
Welcome by Aruna Mills - Community Co-ordinator
New Year New You!
Welcome to the wonderful world of Wyedean Adult Community Learning and discover how you can engage with learning – whether to enhance your professional skills or for sheer enjoyment. You will come away enriched and more confident, having developed your skills and knowledge in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Our tutors are steeped in their subject knowledge and are so enthusiastic to share this. Get ready to stretch your horizons!
Wyedean Adult and Community Learning Spring 2019
Adult Community Learning Opportunities for you
Wyedean School offers a fantastic choice of courses – in community venues as well – Newnham; Westbury; Lydney; Woolaston; St Briavels; St Pierre Golf Academy - and you can learn a new skill or rediscover a hobby, always in friendly, relaxed surroundings with keen tutors and like-minded students.
There are some new offers, such as Ancient History for Beginners; Dementia Awareness; Understanding Old Deeds + Documents; Landscape Archaeology; Reiki … as well as the ever popular courses such as Yoga; Pilates; French; Spanish; Italian; Latin; Clothes Making; Golf; Arts and Crafts; First Aid; IT and more..
We’ve had rave feedback from students. For instance “The tutor has provided an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, expert technical experience. Plenty of first hand stories about the fascinating world of archaeology. A wealth of anecdotes, history, academic know-how and glowing archaeological snippets”. And on the Creative Writing Course “I was challenging myself to try something outside my comfort zone – and wasn’t disappointed. The different styles that I have managed to explore in my writing because of the wide variety of writing prompts on offer have been exhilarating. Listening to other students’ work has encouraged me to try out new ideas and their feedback has been invaluable as has that of the tutor. It is a course that I would recommend for the novice as well as the experienced writer”.
Click HERE to download the Spring 2019 brochure.
Spring Term 2019 courses
Learning can enhance your life! Grab the opportunity with a fantastic choice of courses or workshops, all highly affordable, relaxed and friendly. Whether at Wyedean School in Sedbury, or in, Westbury, Lydney, Woolaston, Newnham, Chepstow or St Briavels – day or evening choose from:
*Singing for Joy & Wellbeing
*Clothes Making + Soft Furnishing;
*Italian all levels - St Briavels;
*French (all levels); *Spanish (all levels);
*Painting and Drawing; *Pen, Ink + Watercolours;
*Ancient History for Beginners
*Understanding Old Deeds and Documents
*Sewing for Beginners/Refreshers (Lydney)
*Welcome in Springtime – Beginners’ Flower Arranging
*Make the most of your Ipad; *eBay – how to sell;
*Writing for Pleasure;
*Golf Coaching – St Pierre Golf Academy, Chepstow;
Join our happy and satisfied band of Wyedean learners
Students have rated their experience extremely highly. For instance, on the recent
Italian classes the feedback was so very positive “The atmosphere set by Rossella made learning easy and fun and gave everyone confidence to join in.” “I have learnt so much. The way it is taught involves us all so we all feel very much a group.”
Another student really appreciated “a real Spanish teacher to ensure correct pronunciation.”
A student on Reiki 2 thought that the tutor “Annie is amazing. I feel blessed to have met such a person and group at this time in my life.”
A student on the Clothes Making, Alterations + Soft Furnishing course really enjoyed “Learning new skills, the social side of it – meeting and making friends, exchanging ideas with others. The tutor was great.”
On the Archaeology course this student was “Impressed by the incredible knowledge of the lecturer plus the hands-on bit where we examined archaeological artefacts.” Another loved the tutor’s enthusiasm for the subject and his depth of knowledge.
On the Painting with Watercolours course a student stated “Instructor stretches us, she has an easy manner and is encouraging, creative and challenging. A real pleasure!”
People were very impressed by the progress and artefacts they had made in such a short time “Exciting to learn new skills and was thrilled to make a silver ring in my very first week!”
This student on the Wellbeing through Mindfulness course found that “This course has helped me to deal much better with anxiety and stress. I also have learned to take time to concentrate on myself and how I am feeling, and not let things bother me so much.” And on the Yoga course, a student loved “Everything! Yoga has helped me relax and it has been lovely to meet new people”.
Overall, the relaxed atmosphere in classes was flagged up – the friendliness of the group making people feel at ease; how much fun it was to learn; appreciation of the knowledge of the teachers.
How do I enrol?
Complete and return the enrolment form via email to:
Enrolments@wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you along with details of how to pay online and on receipt of this you will need to pay immediately in order to complete the enrolment.
*Alternatively, if enrolling by post: Complete and return an Enrolment form (with the correct course fee) to:
(Cheques to be made payable to ‘Wyedean School’). Confirmation of your place will be emailed to you or you can enclose a SAE for postal confirmation of this. Therefore, make sure that you enter your email address clearly on the enrolment form. (Note: In addition to online payment, payment to be made by cheque or cash, only).
- At Wyedean School Reception (weekdays only), between 7.30am-4.00pm (see below for holiday times).
- Subject to places being available/viability, at the first class. But, best to enrol beforehand.
How do I get an Enrolment Form?
Print and photocopies of enrolment forms are acceptable.
Pick up a brochure - the enrolment form is at the back.
Telephone: 01291 625340/636180.
In person - Wyedean School Reception (7:30am - 4pm, term time).
At the first class, subject to places being available.
Please note that in some classes, for example, beauty, arts and crafts, you will incur extra costs for materials - e. g., depends on the amount of silver used in the silver jewellery class.
Your Health - your responsibility
If in doubt about the state of your health and fitness before undertaking a course, particularly Yoga, Fitness classes, Pilates, Dance, etc - please consult your GP. In addition, inform your tutor at the start of the class or let us know beforehand.
We need a minimum number of students to ensure that a class is viable. In order to be flexible, we will consult you and come up with a solution as we know that you are disappointed when a class has to close. For instance, you pay the full cost of the course, but the number of weeks is reduced by one or two depending of the class size.
We will issue a full refund in the event that a class is cancelled by us. If you opt out of a class once you have paid, we do not normally issue a refund. In reasonable circumstances, however, we will issue a refund, less an administration fee of £5.00.
Extra help needed? Please let us know if you need any additional support, such as access, or large print etc.
In the event of adverse weather, such as snow, floods, please check the school website or Gloucestershire County Council website and listen to local radio.
Please contact us at:
Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre, Beachley Road, Sedbury, Gloucestershire. NP16 7AA.
Telephone: 01291 625340 (answerphone at times).
Office Opening Times: 7:30am - 4pm (term time only).
Enrolments Office: Telephone 01291 625340 (answerphone at times, leave a message).
Community Coordinator: Aruna Mills. Telephone 01291 625340 ext. 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org (term-time only).