A seasonal cracker in store as Lancashire Adult Learning gets ready for popular Festive Market

Lancashire Adult Learning is getting ready to host its popular annual Festive Market at Nelson and Colne College – and a seasonal cracker is promised.

The event will be held on Saturday 30 November from 10am until 2pm, and as always, the line-up of family learning activities and entertainment is as extensive as ever.

Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to bring his grotto and his team of elves to town, and children will have the opportunity to write Santa a letter with their wish list.

Lancashire Adult Learning has again teamed up with Lancashire County Council and Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria for the Cards for Kindness initiative, and visitors will have the chance to create a card to brighten up the day of an elderly member of the community this festive season.

The LAL team will also have a range of family Arts and Crafts to get involved with, a seasonal themed ‘green screen’ will be in place for visitors to have a photo at a winter location, there will be the chance to create Mandala Christmas cards, take part in family Maths and Languages activities and enjoy the ever-popular Lego Robotics and Ozobots.

Entertainment on the day will be provided by Kevin Maltby Swing Band and Nelson Brass Band, and there will be festive face painting, a variety of 30-plus stalls selling homemade crafts, plus much more.

Principal of Lancashire Adult Learning Amanda Melton said: “I’m delighted that our Festive Market returns later this month with another fantastic array of activities and festive fun for all the family.

“We’ve got a great mix of popular favourites in our family learning activities, combined with new and enjoyable crafts, high quality entertainment and a broad range of stalls.

“Families are in for a real treat on the day, and we look forward to welcoming the communities of East Lancashire and beyond through the doors to kick off the season of goodwill in style.”

During the Festive Market, adults will have the perfect opportunity to speak to LAL’s expert staff, pick up the latest course guide and enrol onto courses beginning in January 2019.

Lancashire Adult Learning’s guide for Spring is full of inspiration for the new year with courses to help adults across the Red Rose County develop a new hobby, learn a new skill, improve their wellbeing, enhance their social life, gain employment or change career.

As well as its targeted delivery and partnership work, Lancashire Adult Learning offers a huge range of planned provision across Lancashire, from Arts and Crafts to Humanities classes, Languages to Health and Wellbeing sessions and Functional Skills English and Maths and Employability courses.

In February 2018, Lancashire Adult Learning was named as the inaugural winner of the national Adult and Community Learning Provider of the Year at the TES FE Awards.

Further information about Lancashire Adult Learning can be found at www.lal.ac.uk or by calling 0333 003 1717.

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