“In order to build a ‘learning community’, a culture that values, celebrates, supports and encourages learning throughout life needs to be fostered and facilitated.” Lifelong learning includes formal and informal learning for people of all ages. In the past it was thought learning only happened at school when we were young but now there is a recognition that we are all learners and that we learn in different ways, times and spaces. ‘Every person, at every stage of their life should have lifelong learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their aspirations and contribute to their societies.’ UNESCO Education Strategy 2014-2021.
The Wyndham Learning Festival aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning for all people in the City of Wyndham.
The aim of the Festival is to bring people together through learning, motivate the community to try something new and to promote lifelong learning for all age groups: Early Years, School Years, Young Adults, Adults & Seniors, Learning for all.
This year’s Festival will build on community support to make it even better, bringing in new events, sponsors and participants to reflect this diverse and dynamic learning community.