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Beginners IT View details

The course is suitable for those new to computers and is delivered in a safe and friendly environment. It covers the use of email, internet searches and basic keyboard skills in Microsoft Office. Participants will learn how to access email and send and receive messages. They will also gain confidence in using search engines to look for specific information online. In addition they will have an introduction to Microsoft Word for composing letters and other business documents.

Beginners Mixed Paper Crafts View details

The focus of this course will be to introduce students to a variety of crafts with an emphasis on paper and card craft. Students will be introduced to projects which are simple to do but look effective . These will include card making, book making, scrapbooking and journalling.

Beginners Mixed Paper Crafts View details

The focus of this class is to teach a wider range of craft skills to the learner so they can build on their existing skills and push their imaginations further. We will be blending paper and fabric and adding paint and other mediums to create collage and 3d craft items. We will work on a larger project over 3 weeks for the community space in the area where the leaners have their classes. Subjects covered will include decoupage , paper mache, sewing, simple origami,

Beginners' Spanish View details

The course will revise the language, pronunciation and number topics examined in terms one and two, look further into Spanish culture and assist you in facing further everyday situations,such as booking and enjoying restaurant meals or giving descriptions of people.It aims to consolidate confidence and fluency, in readiness for the year two course.

Beginners Yoga View details

Yoga is an ancient practice that aims to bring a sense of unity to the experience of the mind and body so that we can become more aware of who we are. There are many different styles of yoga, the yoga taught on this course falls under the broad banner of Hatha Yoga, which is a gentle and meditative form of yoga that is suitable for all. The course will cover basic principles of yoga through practice of posture work, breath work and relaxation. Particular attention will be given to the foundation of a posture, using the contact of the body with the ground to bring greater length and balance to the spine and greater ease and freedom of the breath. Different breathing techniques will be practiced to enhance awareness of the breath and the breath will be used as a tool for greater awareness of the body.

Birdwatching View details

A series of field visits to some of the top reserves in the East Midlands involving easy walks to learn about the birds and their habitats. We start indoors at 10am on 6th March at the RSPB Fairburn Ings reserve with a briefing on how to get to the other fieldwork venues, before moving outdoors to explore the reserve until 4pm, so please bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, plus your binoculars to all sessions. Subsequent meetings will all be outdoors, starting at 10am until 3.30pm as follows; 27th March: Langford Lowfields RSPB reserve, near Newark; 17th April: Whisby Nature Park, near Lincoln.

Black History View details

Black History View details

This course will cover topics such as the ethnicity of the Ancient Egyptians, the Golden age of the Swahili and ancient East Africa, and where in Africa do we all originate from. We will explore the wonders of ancient Ethiopia and its culture, and look at the 3 largest kingdoms of ancient West Africa. We will look at the contribution of women from ancient times to the present in roles such as rulers, warriors, revolutionaries and inventors. We also have features on ancient and pre-colonial South Africa and explore some of the art and culture of some of the ancient kingdoms of Nigeria. We will look at aspects of the Black African/Caribbean experience from a Sociological and Psychological perspective, with a section on how African people are represented (or mis-represented) in various forms of media. We will also look at African contributions to literature, and look at aspects of the philosophies of some of our greatest leaders.

Black History View details

This second part of the course will further look at the contribution of women from ancient times to the present in roles such as rulers, warriors, revolutionaries and inventors. We also have features on ancient and pre-colonial South Africa and explore some of the art and culture of some of the ancient kingdoms of Nigeria. We will look at aspects of the Black African/Caribbean experience from a Sociological and Psychological perspective, with a section on how African people are represented (or mis-represented) in various forms of media. We will also look at African contributions to literature, and look at aspects of the philosophies of some of our greatest leaders, including a special feature on the Black Panthers .

Botanical Illustration: Summer View details

Using the wide-ranging possibilities of the rich variety of plants and flowers that are available during the Summer, this course will record the Natural World in observed detail and produce watercolour studies of great beauty and intensity. No Sessions 07 & 28/05/2018

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