Seasonal celebrations and recognition of the Red Rose in Lancashire Adult Learning’s upcoming free virtual events

Seasonal celebrations and the honouring of heritage are just two of Lancashire Adult Learning’s upcoming events as the organisation continues its mission to support adult learners right across the Red Rose County in the current climate.

LAL’s expert teaching teams have a number of free events lined up for virtual delivery before the end of November, and these begin this week with a free virtual Festive Spectacular for adult learners on Wednesday from 10am until 12 noon.

Delivered through Zoom, the Festive Spectacular brings Christmas to learners in the comfort of their own homes and includes a festive botanical illustration demonstration, the chance to create a festive Card for Kindness, a seasonal singalong, and virtual continental market.

On Friday of this week, the expert Family Learning Team at LAL will be supporting schools right across Lancashire with free taster sessions on giving parents the skills and confidence needed to better help their children/young people with their learning and development at home.

The taster sessions from 12 noon until 1.30pm include Fun with Phonics, Catch up with English and Maths, Family Wellbeing and a Science Spectacular and registration can be completed on Eventbrite here.

Then on Friday 27 November, the attention turns to LAL’s annual Lancashire Day celebrations between 10am and 12 noon with a free online event recognising all things Red Rose.

Sessions on the day – of which people can register for on Eventbrite here – include discovering the history of the Pendle Witches, how to create your own collage of a Lancashire landscape, a craft session on making your own Lancashire Rose, plus a singalong of Lancashire folk songs and an appearance from a town crier to deliver the Lancashire proclamation.

Wrapping up the month is fun for all the family, with a free Family Festive Spectacular Event on Saturday 28 November, again between 10am and 12 noon and registration can also be completed on Eventbrite here.

Families will be able to share the magic of Christmas by designing their Cards for Kindness – to send to a neighbour or local care home to help reduce loneliness and isolation this festive season.

There will also be family festive drumming to drum along to seasonal songs, festive family bingo for those who are competitive, the chance to learn how to make a range of seasonal snacks, and crafts with a festive theme.

Assistant Principal for Adult Learning Andrew Parkin said: “November is always an action-packed month at Lancashire Adult Learning, and this year is no different. The only change we have had to make is the delivery of our fantastic events online to keep everybody safe in the circumstances.

“As always, we are relishing the chance to celebrate everything that is great about our Red Rose County, as well as gearing up to the festive season with a couple of seasonal spectaculars – and I would encourage Lancashire residents and their families to sign up to these free events to add a bit of sparkle to their day.

“Our Family Learning have also been dedicating a lot of time with designing courses for schools across Lancashire. There is something for everyone, and we look forward to seeing Lancashire residents online soon.”

During the pandemic, Lancashire Adult Learning has switched its delivery online, and a new range of free, flexible courses for adult learners has been launched this November, designed with the current climate in mind.

Adult learners who are seeking to enhance their employment prospects, support their family, improve their health and wellbeing, or simply develop a hobby, can do so from the comfort of their own home.

Further information about all of the new range of courses for adults this November can be found on Lancashire Adult Learning’s website at

Enrolment can also be completed on the website, or by calling 0333 003 1717.


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