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Ipswich school to hold free adult education classes

Evening of taster sessions to be held on January 18

Chantry Academy, part of the Active Learning Trust, will be hosting a new scheme of workshops to provide education opportunities for local adults.

Run in partnership with Realise Futures Learning and Development, the scheme is open to anybody over the age of 18 and all sessions will be free of charge.

The school is hosting an evening of taster lessons on Wednesday 18 January from 6pm to 9pm.

There will be a range of different options to try, including ‘Maths for Parents and Carers’, ‘Building Confidence in your Child’ and ‘Active Listening/Counselling Skills’.

There will also be lessons in topics such as IT, business skills and literacy when the scheme gets underway later this month.

Principal of Chantry Academy, Craig D’Cunha, believes the sessions will have a hugely positive impact on the local area.

“We have a £14m facility here and it wasn’t just built to be a school; it is intended to serve the community as a whole and that’s what we’re hoping to do with these sessions,” said Mr D’Cunha.

“To have an 18 year old sitting next to a 65 year old, helping each other with everything from spreadsheets to literacy, will be a really wonderful thing.”

Engagement Manager at Realise Futures Learning and Development, Jamie Mortimer, said:

“We are really excited to have the opportunity to meet the local people, have fun in our taster lessons and put together a variety of courses that the community want.

“To be able to do this in such a fantastic venue is a real luxury!”

Taster sessions on the 18th will be open to anybody over the age of 18 and there is no need to book in advance.