Lifelong Learning Festival 2022

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The South Parish ‘Faces of Learning’ exhibition will launch during the festival on Tuesday the 5th of April at 2pm in Nano Nagle Plaza, Douglas St. accompanied by a launch of a series of new Learning Neighbourhood videos showcasing the diversity of learning taking place in various local organisations, schools, and businesses. Cork College of FET (previously St. John’s Central College) and students from Noorderpoort School in Groningen, the Netherlands, present a demonstration of traditional Dutch games on the 6th of April at 2pm in the yurt at St. John’s Central College. For more details of the planned South Parish ‘Sustainable Practices’ guided walking trail see pg 59 This guided walking tour to learn about the sustainable practices that are taking place on a local level. In September 2021, The Glen Learning Neighbourhoods held a recognition ceremony for a committee member, Ann Long, to acknowledge her contribution to lifelong learning in The Glen. For this year’s festival, The Glen is hosting a ‘Faces of Learning’ exhibition due take place on Wednesday the 6th of April from 10am to 12 noon in The Glen Resource and Sports Centre. The Glen Learning Neighbourhood are looking forward to welcoming the local community to the exhibition to see the faces of local learners and to hear stories of the learning experience from participants.

In February 2022, Knocknaheeny Learning Neighbourhood, with ACE at UCC and Cork City Partnership commenced delivery of the Diploma in Youth and Community work as an outreach programme. A two-year, part–time, level 7 programme is delivered one morning per week in Knocknaheeny providing local people with the opportunity to participate in a third level programme in a non-threatening and easily accessible local venue. The 27 participants will gain professional skills and knowledge that guides good practice in the youth and community work sector.

Togher Learning Neighbourhoods will host a Learning Expo on Wednesday the 6th of April in St. Finbarr’s Hall, showcasing all the learning opportunities that the neighbourhood has to offer including sports, crafts, music, and adult education. Togher Learning Neighbourhood will also launch their ‘Faces of Learning’ exhibition; photographic exhibition which highlights local lifelong learners in the local community.

Over the past year, the Mayfield Learning Neighbourhood with the support of Healthy Ireland, Churchfield Community Trust, and Beech Hill Garden Centre, has been cheering up the local community with their ‘Mayfield Plants Positivity’ campaign, a positive and colourful addition to the community during a challenging year. This year’s Festival sees the launch of Mayfield’s ‘Neighbourhood University’ programme in the Frank O’ Connor Library on Tuesday the 5th of April at 11am, presenting a 6 to 8-week lecture series starting soon. The initative will provide a taster of a variety of third level courses with locally held talks by lecturers from both UCC and MTU.



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