As September signals the start of a new academic year for millions of children across the country, a national campaign, from NIACE (The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education), is encouraging adults of all ages to think about returning to learn.
Sign Up Now will run throughout September and at a time when local colleges, adult education centres, museums, libraries and other community and voluntary organisations nationwide will be showcasing courses on offer, from Art to Zoo Biology.
Kamy Basra, campaigns officer at NIACE, said, “The key message of Sign Up Now is learning can completely transform your life for the better. Take the opportunity to change your life this September and do something you’ve always wanted to do. Whether it’s learning a foreign language, brushing up on your reading and writing, gardening, photography or zoology and whether it’s to change or further your career, help your children with their homework or just for the fun of it – now is the best time.”
As part of Sign Up Now there will be an online poll for the European Day of Languages (26th September) where people can vote for the language they would most like to learn. There will also be an Online Yearbook for learners to discuss their learning journeys and experiences, which book they read this summer and what they most want to learn and why they want to learn it.