Report by Samantha Pope
Monday, August 13, 2012
LEARNING for the love of learning will be the ethos of a new voluntary group which will offer courses for adults in Clevedon.
With the aim of restoring opportunities to study new topics in the town, the Clevedon Adult Study Association (CASA) has been formed by a group of residents keen to see such classes put on for adults.
Recently retired teacher, Pat Halliwell, thought up the idea of reviving adult courses after realising they were no longer offered in Clevedon.
She said: “I very recently retired and I had planned to do all of these exciting day courses to learn new things when I discovered there aren’t any anymore.
“There just isn’t anything that is for people who want to learn for the love of learning.
“I decided to form a little committee and we have been working on this for about three months now.”
CASA has received backing from the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA) and will soon become a branch of the charitable organisation, which is the UK’s largest voluntary-sector provider of adult education.
CASA courses will be for people of all ages and abilities, none will require previous knowledge, all will be standalone and will be delivered by enthusiastic tutors.
Most will be weekly two-hour sessions over a period of four to eight weeks. There will also be study days where topics will be covered in day-long sessions.
Subjects being considered include aspects of literature, art, music, history and science.
The first course, entitled The History of Cinema, will take place at The Curzon Community Cinema in Old Church Road from October 3. From November 6, Clevedon’s Literary Links will be held at the Friends’ Meeting House in Albert Road. Both will last four weeks.
The group will also hold a free, inaugural coffee morning in the Oak Rooom Café at the Curzon from 10.30am-12.30pm on September 18 for people to find out more about CASA.
For more details call Pat on 01275 875349 or Maggie on 877180.