‘Appetite’ for adult learning

ORGANISERS of an event aimed at setting up adult learning activities in Hunmanby were delighted by the response.

As many as 40 people attended Monday’s meeting at Hunmanby Community Centre to listen to members of Bridlington U3A (University of the Third Age) outline how courses might be planned, and to discuss what interests them.

A survey of those who attended showed there was a big demand for computing and digital photography courses, while Yorkshire studies, history, archaeology, art and architecture, creative writing and literature figured strongly as well.

U3A relies on volunteer facilitators and a number of people came forward offering to co-ordinate activities.

Nina Sheeran, one of the organisers of the event, said: “The response was wonderful, and even more people have been in touch by phone. This shows that there is an appetite for adult learning in the village and the surrounding area, and we hope to be able to run some pilot activities after Easter.”

A newsletter outlining the new Hunmanby U3A Group plans for the summer will be circulated before Easter to all those who have already expressed interest. For more information about how to join in, or to offer to co-ordinate a particular group, contact Nina or George Sheeran on (01723) 891893 or enquire at Hunmanby Library.