Promoting adult learning

Unlocking learning for adults.
Unlocking learning for adults.

Doncaster Community Arts artists were amongst those singing with HRH Princess Anne at a celebration of adult learning in Westminster.

The gathering brought together learners and the organisations running projects to promote adult learning.

At the event, Lucy and Janet gave delegates a taste of how we use the arts to engage adult learners. On arrival, delegates were asked to choose a key and write a few words about an important moment in their learning journey. The answers were written on luggage tags. Janet then pulled together the comments and created a song which she performed.

Janet said: “There were gasps from delegates when the words of the song included some of their comments. The delegates and HRH Princess Anne formed an impromptu choir, singing along with the chorus!”

Lucy added: “Actions speak so much louder than words sometimes and it was great to be able to show everyone how we use the arts to engage the adults we work with.”

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is patron of The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) which aims to encourage all adults to engage in learning of all kinds. The event was a chance to hear from Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) projects and learners about their experiences and the positive impact learning has had on them.

Find out about Creative Directions - our CLIF funded project

Find out more about our work with adults in Doncaster

For more information please contact: lucy@thepoint.org.uk