STUDENTS will be breaking up from school for the summer holidays soon and what better way to spend it than trying something new - that is the message passed on by the council.

Kids across Bracknell will be able to sign up for creative courses in August as part of Bracknell Forest Council's Community Learning summer school.

There are a wide range of courses on offer, such as watercolour and pen, ink and wash painting, first aid, IT courses, calligraphy, painting and cooking.

Young people who are looking to unwind from exam stress will be able to participate in health and well-being courses, such as yoga, pilates, healthy eating and sessions to help manage stress and overcome challenges.

Cllr Dr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children and young people and learning, said: "The autumn term is a great time to learn a new skill or gain a qualification”.

“Courses can lead to recognised qualifications desired by local businesses and will enable residents to maximise their potential."

The sessions run at Bracknell's Open Learning Centre and those who are looking to gain a qualification in health and safety or fancy a career in the hospitality industry can apply to do a course in September.

Cllr Barnard added: "An active, healthy lifestyle is something that we can all aspire to and I would urge residents to get in touch with Community Learning to discuss their options, perhaps even signing up for a summer class”.


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