The Wyndham Learning Festival is a community-wide event that provides opportunities for FREE learning activities across the city of Wyndham from 1-8 September annually. The festival has activities for all ages and promotes lifelong learning. 2020 will be the fifth learning festival and we will build on the community support to make it even better, bringing in new events, sponsors and participants to reflect this diverse and dynamic learning community.
Why celebrate learning? The festival plays a significant role in bringing together all people to create a focus on lifelong learning and to seek better outcomes for the Wyndham community. The City of Wyndham is one of the fastest growing areas in Melbourne. Around 13 babies are born to Wyndham parents each day and recorded unemployment is higher than the national average. Almost half of all Wyndham residents were born overseas from 142 different countries. Over 41% of Wyndham residents speak English as a second language. Hence Wyndham as a community faces many challenges for its successful future. Wyndham’s vision is to be a socially inclusive city with high levels of employment. Learning is a key for realising this vision. Research shows us that learning keeps us healthier, wealthier and happier. From a community perspective this is crucial as a learning community is more resilient and can adapt to change more readily, learn new skills and take advantage of opportunities.